Technical School Councils for Inclusion and Educational Equity in Basic Education in Tlaxcala, Mexico

Research paper by Adriana Carro-Olvera, José Alfonso Lima-Gutiérrez, María Elza-Eugenia Carrasco-Lozano

Indexed on: 28 Feb '18Published on: 22 Nov '17Published in: Revista Electronica Educare


Technical School Councils are chartered organizations responsible for the achievement of students’ learning, and the identification of challenges that schools have to face to promote their improvement. Thus, this article aims to analyze, based on follow-up and evaluation, the performance of schools and what they have developed to guarantee an inclusive education. A participatory research-action proposal was designed in two stages to reach this aim. The first stage related to the preparation of a situational diagnostic with participants from different levels and modalities (which included basic education: primary and secondary schools), in the areas of educational quality, inclusion, and equity. The second one related to a pedagogic intervention proposal during the school year 2015-2016 in 214 technical school councils, selected among 1,222 schools in the state. In addition to imprecise strategies to avoid situations of risk and educational exclusion, the results obtained identified school planning, collaborative work, technical pedagogic counseling, and leadership as themes to be consolidated.