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ERIC Number: ED316042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison of Bilingual Education Policies and Practices in Peru and the United States.
Minaya-Rowe, Liliana
This comparison of the development of bilingual education policies and practices presents the legal framework of Peruvian and American policies, the processes of their establishment, and bilingual program implementation. The sociocultural and historical circumstances out of which the policies grew and which the bilingual programs reflect are also examined. The document includes a historical review of how the languages and their speakers produced the situations to which policies and practices now respond. Long-range implications for the linguistic state of the societies and the degree of mutual versus unidirectional influences of the languages are outlined. It is concluded that while the aim of the language policies and practices in both countries is the social integration of members of ethnic groups heretofore at least partially socially disenfranchised, the differences between the countries, growing from attitudes toward bilingualism and monolingualism in the socially dominant group, reveal what each society feels is required to achieve integration. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Peru; United States