Acompañamiento entre Pares: Una Práctica de la Pedagogía Salesiana

Translated title of the contribution: Peer Accompaniment: A Practice of Salesian Pedagogy

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This chapter describes the pedagogical accompaniment experience between peers, which is been implementing since 2015 by the Group of Inclusive Education (GIE) at Salesian Politechnic University (UPS) of Ecuador. The purpose of this is to assess the work of the academic team and encourage them to generate new experiences that allow students with disabilities (SWD) to have equal opportunities in the higher education. This experience is based on the inclusive education approach, which promotes equal rights, accessibility, leadership, respect and attention to diversity; according to the identity elements of the “Salesian Institutions of Higher Education” (IUS) such as: to promote access, to guide the research, to form people committed to justice and human solidarity, to promote training proposals (General Direction of Works Don Bosco, 2003, p. 10). It involves people with disabilities, classmates, teachers, managers, family and friends of students with disabilities. The method used for the structure of the experience is qualitative and it is supported by narrative research in that it describes and narrates the facts and interactions of the accompaniment process in a detailed way.
Translated title of the contributionPeer Accompaniment: A Practice of Salesian Pedagogy
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Title of host publicationDesafíos de la Educación Salesiana: Experiencias Y Reflexiones desde las Ius
PublisherEditorial Abya-Yala
ISBN (Print)978-9978-10-409-5
StatePublished - 13 Apr 2020


  • Accompaniment
  • Disability
  • Educational inclusion
  • Salesian charism and spirituality
  • Tutor companion

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 111A Education


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