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ERIC Number: EJ898547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Empowering Indigenous Languages and Cultures: The Impact of German Bilateral Assistance in Latin America
Cortina, Regina
European Education, v42 n3 p53-67 Fall 2010
Working in Latin America for several decades to address the educational needs of poor and indigenous groups, the GTZ (Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit) has helped to develop the knowledge base of intercultural bilingual education. The goal of this article is to analyze Germany's impact from the mid-1970s to the present as the GTZ has collaborated with different countries, and in a succession of projects, to provide technical assistance leading to the creation of the Latin American Universidad Indigena Intercultural. Building on this aid, new projects are currently under way, cofinanced by the pooled support of countries in the European Union. Bilateral cooperation between European donor countries and receiving countries is creating new forms of multilateral collaboration both between and within nations in support of education. The close collaboration of German bilateral cooperation with governments and academics in Latin America is one example of a long-term vision of aid that is empowering indigenous groups in the Americas and helping to reassess the contributions of indigenous languages and cultures to the diverse national identities of Latin American countries. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bolivia; Germany; Peru