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ERIC Number: EJ870329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Bilingual Intercultural Teacher Education: "Nuevos Maestros Para Bolivia"
Delany-Barmann, Gloria
Bilingual Research Journal, v32 n3 p280-297 2009
Educational reform efforts in Bolivia have created possibilities for teacher-training institutions to focus on bilingual intercultural education. How teacher trainers and future teachers embark upon this endeavor differs somewhat depending on the sociolinguistic, historical, and institutional contexts of each community. This article reports observed challenges and successes related to bilingualism and biliteracy development within the context of a sample of normal schools in Bolivia specializing in bilingual intercultural education. Through the framework of sociocultural theory and the use of ethnographic methods, Hornberger's (1989) Continua of Biliteracy is employed to examine the complexities of literacy practices observed in these schools. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables, and 1 footnote.)
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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: Bolivia