Luis Urrieta & Judith Landeros
Counterstories of Fundamental Education in Central Mexico

Today we look at a UNESCO development project started in the early 1950s in Central Mexico that promoted fundamental education. My guests, Luis Urrieta and Judith Landeros, critique the common narrative of the project, revealing problematic deficit perspectives as well as nuanced counterstories of silenced voices.

Luis Urrieta, Jr. is an Indigenous (P’urhépecha)/Latino interdisciplinary researcher. He currently holds the Charles H. Spence, Sr. Centennial Professorship in Education at the University of Texas at Austin where Judith Landeros is a doctoral student in the Cultural Studies in Education program with a certificate in Native American and Indigenous studies. Their new article is featured in the August issue of the Comparative Education Review.

Citation: Urrieta, Luis, Landeros, Judith interview with Will Brehm, FreshEd, 306, podcast audio, December 19, 2022.