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ERIC Number: EJ847659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Indigenous School Policies and Politics: The Sociopolitical Relationship of Wayapi Amerindians to Brazilian and French Guianan Schooling
Da Silva Macedo, Silvia Lopes
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v40 n2 p170-186 Jun 2009
In this article, I aim to demonstrate the relationships between the educational policies of the Brazilian and French Guyana governments and the sociopolitical structure of the Wayapi in respect to these educational practices. My main objective is to go beyond the normal concept that the school is an external interference that catalyzes processes of "Indigenous acculturation," to make clear that the Wayapi sociopolitical forms of interaction that govern their relationships with alterity also govern their relationships with the state and its representatives. This article is based on my ethnographic study of the school experiences among the Wayapi living in villages in both countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Guyana