They warn of the danger of backsliding in education in indigenous languages ​​in Peru

Peru has about 27,000 educational centers with intercultural bilingual education (IBE) where 1.2 million minors who speak any of the 48 native languages ​​that are registered in the Peruvian territory study. Stock Photography. EFE / Ernesto Arias

Lima, Jan 10 (EFE) .- The Inter-ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Jungle (Aidesep), the largest federation of Amazonian indigenous people in Peru, warned this Monday of the danger of a significant setback in the implementation of bilingual education in native languages .
Aidesep indicated in a statement that the Ministry of Education is drawing up a list of schools assigned to intercultural bilingual education to exonerate them due to the lack of native language teachers to fill the necessary positions.
In the opinion of Aidesep, “what they seek is to reverse the character of intercultural bilingual education of educational institutions in indigenous territories to hand them over to the contract process that favors monolingual teachers in Spanish.”
The indigenous leaders accused the national educational authorities of “denying the right to work of young indigenous teachers who for many years have demanded their professionalization and qualification from the Ministry of Education, without obtaining any response.”
Thus, Aidesep warned the Minister of Education, Rosendo Serna, and the president of Peru himself, Pedro Castillo, whose profession is a rural school teacher, that they will go to court if they do not annul the controversial office.
Peru has about 27,000 educational centers with intercultural bilingual education (IBE) where 1.2 million minors who speak any of the 48 native languages ​​that are registered in the Peruvian territory study, including Quechua, the most widely spoken native language in Peru. America.



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