ERIC Number: ED292712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-May
Educacion en Poblaciones Indigenas: Politicas y Estrategias en America Latina. (Education for Indigenous Populations: Policies and Strategies in Latin America).
Zuniga, Madeleine, Ed.; And Others
This document is a compilation of 20 papers from a seminar on educational policy and strategy for educating the indigenous peoples of Latin America and Mexico. There is a growing awareness among linguistics and anthropology specialists and educators of the necessity to validate education that respects the values of an indigenous culture. This research covers the size of indigenous populations, existing government policies, literacy rates, national planning, and current programs, as well as various programs undertaken in the past. Education alone cannot resolve the economic and social problems of marginal peoples. One goal is the creation of a center for education and research on ethnic peoples and the Amazonian and Andean languages. Further study on the problems of linguistic pluralism and past government policies of establishing Spanish as the official language is recommended. Among the papers included are "Linguistic Research on Indigenous Languages of Colombia" (Jon Landaburu) and "Systematic Inventory of Indigenous Languages of Peru: Policies for the Preparation of an Elementary Bilingual Grammar and Dictionary" (Alberto Escobar). An alphabet of the Quechua and Aymara languages is appended. (NL)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Anthropological Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Cultural Influences, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Research, Multicultural Education, National Programs, Native Language Instruction, Official Languages, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico