ERIC Number: EJ541121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Language Revitalisation in the Andes: Can the Schools Reverse Language Shift?
Hornberger, Nancy H.; King, Kendall A.
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v17 n6 p427-41 1996
Examines two initiatives to revitalize Quechua, the language of the Incas: Bolivia's 1994 reform incorporating the provision of bilingual intercultural education; and a community-based effort to incorporate Quichua as a second language instruction in a school in Ecuador. Points out that census records and sociolinguistic studies document a continuous cross-generational shift from Quechua to Spanish. (28 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Change Agents, Educational Change, Ethnicity, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Interviews, Language Maintenance, Language Patterns, Language Planning, Native Language Instruction, Quechua, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia; Ecuador