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Francis, Norbert – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2000
Reports on a 9-month ethnographic assessment of the Mexican "Rincones de lectura" literacy program as it was implemented in one rural elementary school. Findings are examined to determine the impact of Spanish language literacy materials on the indigenous language, Nahuatl. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
Maciel, David R., Ed.; Ortiz, Isidro D., Ed. – 1996
Dubbed the "decade of the Hispanic," the 1980s was instead a period of retrenchment for Chicanos and Chicanas as they continued to confront many issues of earlier years in a more conservative political environment. This book assesses the most significant developments in the conditions and experiences of Chicanas and Chicanos since the…
Descriptors: Activism, Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment
Francis, Norbert; Nieto Andrade, Rafael – 1996
Central Mexico is home to over 20 indigenous languages whose speakers still occupy their original ancestral communities. In this region, acute language conflict between Native languages and Spanish, the official state language, greatly affects elementary school students such as those in San Isidro Buensuceso Tlaxcala and Mision de Chichimecas in…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students