Re: [xmca] Culturally relevant curriculum and overall school performance

From: ignacio dalton (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2007 - 18:16:21 PST

hi paul firstly, send more information regarding your proposal. Secondly, there are some argentinian who worked in dialects related to northern argentina, which is close to peru. Ana Borzone and her colleagues have some work done. Please, send me more information and will send more updated frame from this scholar Ignacio ----- Original Message ---- From: Paul Dillon <> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 10:34:42 PM Subject: Re: [xmca] Culturally relevant curriculum and overall school performance Thanks Ignacio. I hope it really gets of the ground since it involves a lot of different institutions and that can sometimes really put a spaniard in the works. Paul ignacio dalton <> wrote: hi Paul! i can help with some references and count on me to promote this project! Sounds great! Ignacio Dalton ----- Original Message ---- From: Paul Dillon To: Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 4:38:33 PM Subject: [xmca] Culturally relevant curriculum and overall school performance Recently I was asked to help develop curriculum to enhance "regional identity" here in the central Peruvian highlands. The idea is that the local Quechua-Spanish culture has for years (centuries really) been the subject of derision and cultural exclusion within the national cultural framework, and correspondingly the educational system, should be in fact strengthened. This initiative comes out of some recent decentralization measures within the Peruvian national education code that allow 30% of the primary and secondary school curriculum to be developed by decentralized local and regional education offices, on one hand, and the efforts of NGOs working in the area. I am looking for anything that has been done on this. I remember a session I attended at the 1999? Montreal AERA meetings in which some wonderful work was presented concerning the implementation of culturally relevant reading materials in predominantly Chicano/Mexican American schools in the U.S. Southwest (Arizona?). The stories in the readers were drawn from the traditions of the Chicano/Mexican-American people whose kids were in the schools and the improved outcomes in composition and comprehension were presented. But I don't remember any names except that it was part of a session in which the "Aula Magica" experience was also discussed. Can any of you who are knowledgeable in this area of culturally relevant curriculum direct me to some good sources, hopefully on line? Thanks, Paul Dilln --------------------------------- Expecting? Get great news right away with email Auto-Check. Try the Yahoo! Mail Beta. _______________________________________________ xmca mailing list ____________________________________________________________________________________ Don't pick lemons. See all the new 2007 cars at Yahoo! Autos. _______________________________________________ xmca mailing list --------------------------------- Sucker-punch spam with award-winning protection. Try the free Yahoo! Mail Beta. _______________________________________________ xmca mailing list ____________________________________________________________________________________ Food fight? Enjoy some healthy debate in the Yahoo! Answers Food & Drink Q&A.
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