Intercultural Education and Literacy An ethnographic study of indigenous knowledge and learning in the Peruvian Amazon

Aikman, Sheila
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  • Format Books
  • Publication Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1999.
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (252 p.)
  • ISBNs 1282162926, 9786612162923, 902729867X
  • OCLC ocm70765647


  • Indigenous peoples around the world are calling for control over their education in order to reaffirm their identities and defend their rights. In Latin America the indigenous peoples, national governments and international organisations have identified intercultural education as a means of contributing to this process. The book investigates education for and by indigenous peoples and examines the relationship between theoretical and methodological developments and formal practice. An ethnographic study of the Arakmbut people of the Peruvian Amazon, provides a detailed example of the social, c


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • English


  • INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION AND LITERACY; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; List of Maps; List of Drawings by Thomas Arique; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Education for and by indigenous peoples; Chapter 3. The emergence of intercultural education in Peru; Chapter 4. The primary school in San José; Chapter 5. An Arakmbut perspective on schooling; Chapter 6. Arakmbut knowledge; Chapter 7. Arakmbut informal learning; Chapter 8. Bilingual education for language-maintenance; Chapter 9. Intercultural schooling; Chapter 10. Indigenous peoples' intercultural education
  • GlossaryList of Acronyms; References; Index; the series STUDIES IN WRITTEN LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
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