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Book Talk: The Education of Indigenous Citizens in Latin America, with Regina Cortina (editor) and Jose Moya (responder)

On Monday, April 7th Regina Cortina will discuss her new book, The Education of Indigenous Citizens of Latin America (Multilingual Matters, 2014), which explores the development of intercultural bilingual education throughout Latin America. It focuses on practices that preserve the cultural and linguistic diversity of Indigenous peoples, following the trajectory of political and policy issues related to the implementation of intercultural bilingual education.

"This groundbreaking volume describes unprecedented changes in education across Latin America, resulting from the endorsement of Indigenous peoples’ rights through the development of intercultural bilingual education. The chapters evaluate the ways in which cultural and language differences are being used to create national policies that affirm the presence of Indigenous peoples and their cultures within Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Guatemala. Describing the collaboration between grassroots movements and transnational networks, the authors analyze how social change is taking place at the local and regional levels, and they present case studies that illuminate the expansion of intercultural bilingual education. This book is both a call to action for researchers, teachers, policy-makers and Indigenous leaders, and a primer for practitioners seeking to provide better learning opportunities for a diverse student body."
--Summary (Publisher)

Regina Cortina is Associate Professor Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the editor/author of numerous scholarly books, book chapters, articles, among them: Women and Teaching: International Perspectives on the Feminization of a Profession (Palgrave, 2006); Immigrants and Schooling: Mexicans in New York (Center for Migration Studies, 2003); and Distant Alliances: Promoting Education for Girls and Women in Latin America (Routledge-Falmer, 2000). Her current research explores European aid to education in Latin America and its strategic importance for the field of international and comparative education. Dr Cortina studies the role of education in international development and poverty reduction, particularly focusing on ways in which greater opportunities can be created for marginalized groups. Dr. Cortina has a B.A. from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Dr. Jose Moya, Professor of History at Barnard College and Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University, will respond with comments. Professor Moya teaches courses in Latin American history, Latin American civilization, and world migration. He has written extensively on global migration, gender, and labor. His book, Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930, received five awards.

This book talk is sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University; Center for Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University; Department of International and Transcultural Studies; and Gottesman Libraries.

Please rsvp with details via online support by Friday , April 4th.

Where: 306 Russell


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