ERIC Number: EJ610360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Language, Culture, and Power: Intercultural Bilingual Education among the Urarina of Peruvian Amazonia.
Practicing Anthropology, v21 n2 p39-43 Spr 1999
The Peruvian national indigenous federation established a bilingual, intercultural teachers' training program to counter stereotypes of indigenous people portrayed in the authoritarian, monolingual Spanish national curriculum, and to enhance language preservation, ethnic mobilization, and cultural survival. A complementary transitional bilingual education program enables indigenous people in Peru's Amazon basin to complete their primary and secondary schooling locally. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, American Indians, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Language Maintenance, Teacher Education, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Peru