Colección: La Educación
Número: (122) III
The systematic reproduction and promotion of select symbols of prestige, ethnic images, and values through education and content of the schools textbooks construct and permit the official version of the national reality. In a centralized national educational system like Guatemalas, an analysis of the presentation of ethnic images in the curriculum can reveal crucial information about the power struggles among the ethnic groups of the nation. This article presents the results of an analysis of the textual and graphic contents of social studies books used in public elementary schools in Guatemala. The research, based on a focus of ethnic images, presents the preferred national knowledge of the national identity and the history of social relations. The official curriculum is characterized by its romanticism and omission of information about the Mayans.
[INDICE] [RESUMEN] [INTRODUCCIÓN] [LAS RELACIONES ÉTNICAS EN GUATEMALA] [EL CONTEXTO ESCOLAR DEL ANÁLISIS] [LA METODOLOGÍA DEL ANÁLISIS DEL CONTENIDO DE LOS TEXTOS] [TABLA 1] [CONTENIDO TEXTUAL EN LOS LIBROS GUBERNAMENTALES] [ILUSTRACIONES EN LOS LIBROS GUBERNAMENTALES] [CONTENIDO TEXTUAL EN LOS LIBROS COMERCIALES] [LAS ILUSTRACIONES EN LOS LIBROS COMERCIALES] [EL CURRÍCULUM NACIONAL] [SUMMARY] [BIBLIOGRAFÍA] [APÉNDICE 1] [APENDICE 2] [APENDICE 3]