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ERIC Number: ED516012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 182
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 0-2302-8500-7
Can Schools Save Indigenous Languages? Policy and Practice on Four Continents: Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
Hornberger, Nancy H., Ed.
Palgrave Macmillan
This volume offers a close look at four cases of indigenous language revitalization: Maori in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Sami in Scandinavia, Hnahno in Mexico and Quechua and other indigenous languages in Latin America. Essays by experts from each case are in turn discussed in international perspective by four counterpart experts. This book is divided into two parts. Part I, Case Studies on Four Continents, contains the following: (1) "Out on the Fells, I Feel Like a Sami"--Is There Linguistic and Cultural Equality in the Sami School? (V. Hirvonen); (2) Top-Down and Bottom-Up: Counterpoised Visions of Bilingual Intercultural Education in Latin America (L. E. Lopez); (3) Maori-Medium Education: Current Issues and Challenges (S. May & R. Hill); and (4) Learning with Differences: Strengthening Hnahno and Bilingual Teaching in an Elementary School in Mexico City (N. Rebolledo Recendiz). Part II, Commentaries: International Perspectives on the Case Studies, contains the following: (5) Revitalization Through Indigenous Education--A Forlorn Hope? (L. Huss); (6) Commentary from an African and International Perspective (N. M. Kamwangamalu); (7) Riding the Tiger (B. Spolsky); and (8) Schools as Strategic Tools for Indigenous Language Revitalization: Lessons From Native America (T. L. McCarty). It also includes the following: (1) List of Figures and Tables; (2) Preface; (3) Notes on Contributors; (4) Introduction: Can Schools Save Indigenous Languages? Policy and Practice on Four Continents (N. H. Hornberger); and (5) Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; New Zealand