Cultural Politics, Contested Language Ideologies, and the Mediation of Intercultural Bilingual Education in Ecuador
Nicholas Limerick

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NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

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University of Pennsylvania

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This dissertation is a two-year, multi-sited ethnographic study in Quito, Ecuador, investigating identity politics and the uses of Indigenous languages in intercultural bilingual Quichua-Spanish education. This social movement is often noted as an exceptional case of an autonomous Indigenous-run school system in Latin America. This project considers how leaders utilize Quichua and language ideologies about Quichua for the coordination of intercultural bilingual education, how such ideologies emerge vis-à-vis state policies, and how policies are reformulated across domains where teachers and students may bring contrastive views to language education.
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