Literacy and Multiculturality: Latin American Perspectives

This publication provides an analysis of and recommendations on literacy learning for indigenous youth and adults in multicultural and multilingual contexts. The publication is based on seven studies on the topic carried out in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru in 2007-2008 to mark the UN’s International Year of Languages (2008).  The studies focused on analysing programmes that recognised the crucial role that indigenous languages play in people’s acquisition of the written code and consequently combined bilingual/multilingual learning opportunities with an intercultural and right-based approach. The lessons learned not only take into account the achievements made; they also show what elements failed and what adjustments were required.

Publisher: UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Germany y Programa de Apoyo a la Calidad Educativa de la Cooperación Técnica Alemana en Guatemala (PACE-GTZ)

Editors. : Luis Enrique López y Ulrike Hanemann

Year of publication: 2009

Number of pages: 444 

ISBN: 978-92-820-3071-4

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  • Available in: Spanish