Inclusive University Education in Bolivia: The Actors and Their Discourses
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Author/sMuyor Rodríguez, Jesús; Fuentes Gutiérrez, Virginia; Fuente-Robles, Yolanda María De la; Amezcua-Aguilar, Teresa
Education policies in Bolivia and other parts of Latin America have improved significantly in recent years. However, there continue to be barriers to higher education for students with specific educational support needs and difficulties are still found in the institutional management of inclusive education. This paper aims to better understand the elements that facilitate and hinder university inclusion of students with functional diversity in Bolivia. The methodology used is qualitative. The discourses of key informants within the university community were collected using the focus group technique. The software Atlas.ti-8 was used for data processing and inductive coding was performed using the constant comparison method. The study’s main findings indicate that both the categorization of functional diversity and the financing model in place have a great impact on inclusive education actions at the university level. The research also reveals a lack of correspondence between the rights ...
students with disabilities