Chapter published in:Aspects of Latin American Spanish Dialectology: In honor of Terrell A. Morgan
Edited by Manuel Díaz-Campos and Sandro Sessarego
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 32] 2021
► pp. 227–239
Language policy and education in Peru
The central role of language ideologies in recent studies
This chapter presents a state of the art in language policy and education in Peru, focusing on the importance of language ideologies when designing and applying policy. Within the Peruvian context, I have selected three works published in the last decade to give an account of certain common beliefs behind the decision-making of the government and other institutions regarding language in education. Next, based on some of the ideologies presented by these scholars, I reflect both on the progress and the challenges that policy-makers still need to face to create deep and long-lasting change. If we do not discuss underlying language ideologies in the educational and academic spheres and analyze them critically in order to contest their biased and discriminatory nature, they might change but popular mentalities will not.
Keywords: language ideology, language policy, language planning, education, Peru
Published online: 12 January 2021
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