El indígena ‘latinoamericano’ en la enseñanza: Representación de la comunidad indígena en manuales escolares europeos y latinoamericanos = The ‘Latin American’ native in the teaching process: the representation of the native community in European and Latin American school books

Aman, R. (2010) El indígena ‘latinoamericano’ en la enseñanza: Representación de la comunidad indígena en manuales escolares europeos y latinoamericanos = The ‘Latin American’ native in the teaching process: the representation of the native community in European and Latin American school books. Estudios Pedagógicos, 36(2), pp. 41-50. (doi:10.4067/S0718-07052010000200002)

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Abstract

In this article we compare how the native population of Latin America and their culture is represented in History schoolbooks both in Sweden and in Colombia. The aim was to find out if there are differences and similarities in the reproduction of the native community in both countries. The study shows that Colombian schoolbooks give information more thoroughly, describing and explaining the facts, however, both countries consistently show the trend to represent the natives as being different and inferior, especially when describing their way of living and their knowledge. We find explanations about what they owned and what they did not own, what they knew and did not know, all focused from a Eurocentric perspective.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Aman, Dr Robert
Authors: Aman, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Estudios Pedagógicos
Publisher:Universidad Austral de Chile
ISSN:0718-0705
ISSN (Online):0716-050X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 The Author
First Published:First published in Estudios Pedagógicos 36(2):41-50
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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