GSE Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

6-1987

Publication Source

Language in Society

Volume

16

Issue

2

Start Page

205

Last Page

226

DOI

10.1017/S0047404500012264

Abstract

In 1977, a bilingual education project began in rural areas of Puno, Peru, as a direct result of Peru's 1972 Education Reform. This paper presents results of an ethnographic and sociolinguistic study comparing Quechua language use and maintenance between: 1) a bilingual education school and community, and 2) a nonbilingual education school and community. Classroom observation indicated a significant change in teacher–pupil language use and an improvement in pupil participation in the bilingual education school. Community observation and interviews indicated that community members both valued and used their language. Yet the project has had difficulties expanding or even maintaining its implementation.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© Cambridge University Press

Keywords

Quechua, Puno, Peru, Andes, bilingual education, classroom language use, ethnography, sociolinguistics, community development, language planning, language maintenance, educational policy

 

Date Posted: 02 March 2015

This document has been peer reviewed.