ERIC Number: ED458365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education and Indigenous Peoples in Brazil. International Survey on Adult Education for Indigenous Peoples. Country Study: Brazil.
Lopes da Silva, Aracy
Adult education for indigenous peoples in Brazil was examined. First, information on government institutions, indigenous organizations, international agencies, and nongovernmental organizations engaged in adult education for Brazil's indigenous peoples was compiled. Next, questionnaires and survey techniques were used to research the policy and practice of adult education for Brazil's indigenous peoples. Special attention was paid to the following topics: (1) national legislation on education for indigenous people; (2) institutions involved in adult education for indigenous peoples; (3) national and indigenous programs for adult education; and (4) current projects in adult education (bilingualism and interculturality, language issues, and gender issues). The study revealed a huge gap between the indigenous educational rights in Brazil's legislation and the educational rights actually enjoyed by Brazil's indigenous people. Not all Brazilian indigenous people want schooling in their own languages. The following priorities in the area of improving the adult education opportunities available to Brazil's indigenous peoples have been identified: (1) policies reinforcing specific training and making anthropological knowledge widely known among governmental agencies' staff responsible for monitoring and sanctioning indigenous school programs; (2) guarantees of indigenous parity and efficient representation in organizations in charge of defining and implementing education projects; and (3) adequate funding for indigenous education. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Bilingualism, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Delivery Systems, Developing Nations, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Government School Relationship, Inclusive Schools, Indigenous Populations, Language Minorities, Language of Instruction, Minority Groups, National Organizations, Nongovernmental Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Social Integration, Social Isolation, Special Needs Students, Student Characteristics, Womens Education
For full text: http://www.unesco.org/education/uie/pdf/Brazil.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sao Paulo Univ. (Brazil).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Identifiers - Location: Brazil