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Brantmeier, Cindy A. – Bilingual Research Journal, 1997
Describes the implementation of an English Language Center in Esteli, Nicaragua in 1993 and identifies social, cultural, and political complexities involved. Qualified teachers were recruited during the planning phase, and after two months of operation, over 200 students were enrolled. Students paid for classes that were marketed only to those who…
Descriptors: Adult Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Politics of Education
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Arnove, Robert F.; Ovando, Carlos J. – Bilingual Research Journal, 1993
Reviews recent political changes in Nicaragua. Describes history and characteristics of the Atlantic Coast region and its indigenous peoples. Focuses on linguistic and educational policies initiated by successive national governments to integrate the region into national society. Examines issues related to the latest bilingual education model, and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Culture Conflict, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Torres, Carlos Alberto – Bilingual Research Journal, 1996
Reviews a book on the politics of educational change in Nicaragua, 1979-93. Following the revolution, the Sandinistas drastically revised curriculum and methods of instruction. However, when they lost political power, education in Nicaragua became contested terrain marked by fierce ideological debates, eventually rendering educational reform a…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Book Reviews, Censorship, Educational Change