Beyond the Bilingual Classroom: Literacy Acquisition among Peruvian Amazon Communities

Author(s):
Trudell, Barbara
Description:

Presents results of study of the factors that affect literacy acquisition in both the mother tongue and Spanish by the indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon.

About the Author

Barbara K. Trudell received her Ph.D. in International Education, University of Edinburgh in 2004. She has served as Africa Area Literacy Coordinator for SIL International. She did fieldwork in Peru from 1982 to 1993 as literacy specialist, consultant, and coordinator, and received an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (with an Education minor) from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1991. Her current position is Director of Academic Affairs, SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics) Africa Area (2004 –).

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments
Map

Part I. Background Information

  1. Introduction
  2. 1.1 Purpose of the study
    1.2 Research questions
    1.3 Overview of the study
    1.4 Definitions
    1.5 Limitations and delimitations
    1.6 Significance of the study

  3. An Historical Framework
  4. 2.1 Before the sixteenth century
    2.2 Earliest contact with the West: Explorers and missionaries
    2.3 Commercialization of the Amazon
    2.4 The twentieth century: Integration into Peruvian national society
    2.5 History of the bilingual education program

  5. Language, Culture, and Ethnicity
  6. 3.1 Ethnicity
    3.2 Ethnicity and nationalism
    3.3 Language and ethnicity
    3.4 Language and culture
    3.5 Summary

  7. Literacy and Education
  8. 4.1 Literacy versus schooling
    4.2 Language and schooling
    4.3 Language and literacy
    4.4 Conclusion

  9. Research Methodology
  10. 5.1 Foundations
    5.2 Description of field research

Part II. Language Group Profiles

  1. The Aguaruna
  2. 6.1 Historical framework
    6.2 Ethnic identity and language maintenance
    6.3 Educational factors
    6.4 Summary

  3. The Yagua
  4. 7.1 Historical framework
    7.2 Ethnic identity and language maintenance
    7.3 Educational factors
    7.4 Summary

  5. The Sharanahua, Yaminahua, and Madija Culina
  6. 8.1 Historical framework
    8.2 Ethnic identity and language maintenance
    8.3 Educational factors
    8.4 Summary

  7. The Shipibo-Conibo
  8. 9.1 Historical framework
    9.2 Ethnic identity and language maintenance
    9.3 Educational factors
    9.4 Summary

  9. The Asheninca Campa
  10. 10.1 Historical framework
    10.2 Ethnic identity and language maintenance
    10.3 Educational factors
    10.4 Summary

  11. The Pajonal Campa
  12. 11.1 Historical framework
    11.2 Ethnic identity and language maintenance
    11.3 Educational factors
    11.4 Summary

  13. The Ashaninca Campa
  14. 12.1 Historical framework
    12.2 Ethnic identity and language maintenance
    12.3 Educational factors
    12.4 Summary

  15. The Machiguenga
  16. 13.1 Historical framework
    13.2 Ethnic identity and language maintenance
    13.3 Educational factors
    13.4 Summary

  17. Conclusions
  18. 14.1 Specific factors
    14.2 Factors with multiple effects
    14.3 Discussion
    14.4 Conclusion

References

$19.00
Date:
1993
Extent:
x, 162 pages
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Literacy programs
ISBN 13:
978-0883126158
ISBN 10:
088312615x
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.36 in
Weight:
0.5 lb
Country:
Peru
Content Language: