ERIC Number: EJ613617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Indigenous Rights and Schooling in Highland Chiapas.
Gonzalez, Margaret Freedson; Perez, Elias Perez
Cultural Survival Quarterly, v22 n1 p41-403 Spr 1998
Educational reforms in Mexico to preserve indigenous linguistic and cultural rights often originate in Mexico City and lack grassroots support. Although native language instruction improves literacy development and preserves culture, Native parents may reject it because Spanish is the language of status. However, some indigenous communities in Chiapas recently replaced government teachers with local community educators. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingual Education, Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Native Language Instruction, School Community Relationship, Tzeltal, Tzotzil
Cultural Survival, Inc., 96 Mt. Auburn St.,Cambridge, MA 02138 ($45.00/year; back issues $5.00 each, plus $2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico