The educational inclusion of university students in situation of disability in Honduras

Eddy Paz-Maldonado About the author

Abstract

Currently, most universities in Latin America face different challenges in order to implement an approach that makes it possible to develop an education with greater inclusion in the different learning spaces and in all their disciplines. Reaching this vision and achieving a more inclusive university is not an easy task, since it requires multiple efforts by the entire university community. The objective of this article is to analyze from a theoretical perspective the current state of educational inclusion of university students in situation of disability in public higher education in Honduras. This analysis is carried out based on various elements such as current conceptions of educational inclusion and disability, the barriers that exist in educational establishments to promote this aspect, the teaching staff and the challenges that the centers must assume in order to generate truly educational inclusion. In conclusion, it is urgent that university institutions carry out inclusive processes of admission, permanence and graduation directed at students in situation of disability.

Educational assistance; Democratization of education; Higher education; Honduras

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