AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

Bilingual education as a way to decolonization

by Stefan Pedersen

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2015
Record ID: 1120994
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/18055


This paper concerns the link between a post-colonial nation and a bilingual education and more specifically how bilingual education methods can be used as a means towards decolonization and a decolonized identity . The scope of our work is purposely focused on Peru in order to solve our problem formulation, which sounds: ‘‘Is it possible to create a conscious decolonized identity through a bilingual education program?’’ Comparative analyses of different relevant non-fiction literature as well as multimedia clips have been our approach in order to answer the problem formulation. The analyses lead to a discussion where bilingual education methods are clarified, evaluated and measured as a tool towards decolonization. The analyses show that bilingual education has an essential influence on Peru regarding their secession from the previous colonizers. Contrary to what might have been expected of the development of Peru since the Spanish colonization of the country, this project shows how bilingual education methods are still relevant as a means towards a conscious decolonized identity.