OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Monolingual Education and Cultural Loss Among Indigenous Populations: A comparison between Ecuador and the United States

TitleMonolingual Education and Cultural Loss Among Indigenous Populations: A comparison between Ecuador and the United States
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsHolbrook, Lori Alane
Academic DepartmentSociology
DegreeBachelor of Arts in international Studies in Sociology
Number of Pages21
Date Published03/1997
UniversityOregon State University
CityCorvallis
Thesis TypeUndergraduate
Keywordsculture, Ecuador, Monolingual Education, United States
Abstract

In Ecuador and the United States cultural conflicts have arisen as a result of people from different ethnic and racial backgrounds coming together to live within the same physical boundaries. A dominant culture emerges and cultural transformation begins. The use of the dominant language contributes to cultural loss of indigenous people in these societies and is perpetuated through the educational institutions established. In addition these historical contexts yield an undesirable socioeconomic situation for those undergoing the transformation.