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ERIC Number: EJ746009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Literacies and Quechua Oral Language: Connecting Sociocultural Worlds and Linguistic Resources for Biliteracy Development
De La Piedra, Maria Teresa
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v6 n3 p383-406 2006
This article presents partial findings of an ethnographic study in a Quechua rural community in the Peruvian Andes. It discusses the uses of hegemonic Spanish literacy practices in the school. These were characterized by emphasis on formal issues over meaning; students lives, cultural, and linguistic resources were ignored. However, there were spontaneous uses of literacy by children that resisted the schools dominant literacy practices. Local literacy practices in other social contexts included the use of oral Quechua in order to make meaning of written text. These are cultural resources that teachers may use in the classroom. The article offers a discussion of "hybrid literacy practices" as possibilities for connecting sociocultural worlds and linguistic resources for biliteracy and academic development. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Peru