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ERIC Number: EJ1176914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Mapuche Education and Situated Learning in a Community School in Chile
Luna, Laura; Telechea, Consuelo; Caniguan, Natalia
Intercultural Education, v29 n2 p203-217 2018
The article analyses the Mapuche language and culture teaching practices of a rural school in the Chilean Araucanía region run by Mapuche teachers, aimed at reinforcing the language, culture and identity of children. Based on a comparative study of two school ethnographies, the article shows and discusses the ways children learn to be Mapuche by participating of social and communitarian practices reproduced in school. While teaching of traditional core subjects is conducted in standard ways, Mapuche language and culture are taught through the recreation of modes of living, producing and reproducing indigenous traditional knowledge that normally occur in family and community. The maintenance of this 'bicultural pedagogy' is grounded on an epistemological claim on the indivisibility of contents from its forms of transmission.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile
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