Date of Award

Fall 2023

Thesis Type

Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies


Joshua Savala, PhD

Second Advisor

Julia Maskivker, PhD


Rural and indigenous education in Peru significantly differs from its urban counterparts. The physical and digital infrastructure, gender-based education, linguistic neglect, and sociocultural discrimination that rural and indigenous communities’ education receive profoundly affect performance. This thesis aims to showcase these characteristics through case studies, comparing different government and community projects to understand their development in these areas. These cases explore different aspects of the educational situation of the Huallatiri, San Antonio de Cusicancha, and Quispicanchi communities in the Southern Peruvian Andes. Through these analyses, this study portrays the intersectional characteristics of educational development in rural and indigenous communities and how they become successful as they incorporate an inclusive pedagogical and methodological approach.

Rights Holder

Mohammed Forero Bucheli