Indigenous Education Policy, Equity, and Intercultural Understanding in Latin America

Editors: Cortina, Regina (Ed.)

  • Compares education policies focusing on pre-service and in-service teacher education, and on the teaching and learning of Indigenous languages
  • Draws attention to the contribution of Indigenous hip-hop artists to non-formal intercultural and bilingual education
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This book is a comparative study of educational policies over the past two decades in Latin America. These policies, enacted through constitutional reforms, sought to protect the right of Indigenous peoples to a culturally inclusive education. The book assesses the impact of these policies on educational practice and the on-going challenges that countries still face in delivering an equitable and culturally responsive education to Indigenous children and youth. The chapters, each written by an expert in the field, demonstrate how policy changes are transforming education systems in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. Going beyond the classroom, they highlight the significance of these reforms in promoting intercultural dialogue in Latin American societies. 

 

About the authors

Regina Cortina is Professor of Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA. She has been coordinating the department’s Program in International and Comparative Education since 2009. Cortina holds a PhD in Education, a master’s degree in International and Comparative Education, and a master’s degree in Political Science, all from Stanford University, USA. 

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“This book describes the persistent achievement gap between indigenous and non-indigenous students in Latin America. The authors focus on the efforts of inclusive, bilingual, and intercultural education to bridge this divide. They highlight important implementation challenges that could curtail the model's enormous potential. This book is a must read.” (Lucrecia Santibañez, Associate Professor of Education, Claremont Graduate University, USA)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • How to Improve Quality Education for Indigenous Children in Latin America

    Cortina, Regina

    Pages 3-25

  • Indigenous Student Learning Outcomes and Education Policies in Peru and Ecuador

    Levitan, Joseph (et al.)

    Pages 27-49

  • Role-Play as a Pedagogical Tool for Intercultural Education

    Vázquez-Zentella, Verónica (et al.)

    Pages 53-71

  • Inclusion or Interculturalidad: Attaining Equity in Higher Education for Indigenous Peoples in Mexico

    Earl, Amanda

    Pages 73-99

  • The Contributions of Hip-Hop Artists to Non-Formal Intercultural Education in Bolivia

    Zonta, Víctor E. Llanque (et al.)

    Pages 103-119

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Hardcover $99.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenous Education Policy, Equity, and Intercultural Understanding in Latin America
Editors
  • Regina Cortina
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59532-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59532-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59531-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 148
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
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