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ERIC Number: ED218411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
An Historical Account of the Bilingual Education Policy in Peru.
Le Bienvenu, Elena; Prewitt-Diaz, Joseph O.
The purpose of this paper is to describe the implementation of bilingual education programs in Peru. The first part of the paper consists of a general discussion of Peruvian history and the problem of native language suppression under Spanish colonialism and, later, a Spanish dominant independent government. Educational policies and the socioeconomic context in which these policies have developed are then explored. Factors that led the Peruvian government to adopt Quechua as the official language of the country and establish a program of bilingual education are discussed at length, and the currently operative Bilingual Education Act is presented. Finally, current trends in curriculum and program design in Peruvian bilingual education are reviewed. Appended to the paper are the General Education Law of 1972 (Law Number 19326), which established the official policy of bilingual education, and Law Number 21156, which adopted Quechua as an official language in 1975. Also attached is information on phonetic and grammatical features of Quechua. (GC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - General; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Peru