ERIC Number: EJ613618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Chanob Vun ta Batz'i K'op of Sna Jtz'ibajom: An Alternative Education in Our Native Languages.
de la Torre Lopez, Antonio
Cultural Survival Quarterly, v22 n1 p44-45 Spr 1998
In Chiapas (Mexico), the public schools call themselves bilingual, but in reality they consider traditional languages inferior and teach only in Spanish. Sna Jtz'ibajom, a Chiapas group that preserves Mayan culture through oral and written literature, founded a community school that has taught over 2,000 men, women, and children to read and write in their ancestral Mayan languages. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Literacy, Maya (People), Native Language Instruction, Nonschool Educational Programs, Primary Education, Rural Education, 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; Translations
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico