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ERIC Number: EJ814777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Beyond the Alienating Alphabetic Literacy: Multiliteracies in Indigenous Education in Mexico
Lopez-Gopar, Mario E.
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v1 n3 p159-174 Jul 2007
This article proposes a pedagogy of multiliteracies for Mexican indigenous groups. Using the Multiliteracies Framework developed by the New London Group (Cazden, Cope, Cook, Fairclough, Gee, et al., 1996), specifically the notions of "multimodality" and "design," it is argued that many "illiterate" indigenous people are in fact "literate" and that an autonomous view of literacy has alienated indigenous grandparents and parents from schools. A brief history, including the current state of the education of indigenous groups in Mexico, is provided. Using the notions proposed by the New London Group, past and current designs are analyzed to broaden the notion of text and acknowledge the literacies that indigenous people have designed. Finally, this article concludes with a discussion of pedagogical implications. (Contains 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico