International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

Date of Award


Degree Type

Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in International Development and Social Change (IDSC)


International Development, Community and Environment

Chief Instructor

Anita Fabos

Second Reader

Nigel Brissett


Peru is a multicultural and multilingual country. Through the Peruvian history, there has been a marginalization of indigenous peoples. For instance, this marginalization has been represented in their educational policies. For that reason, the program of Intercultural Bilingual Education (IBE) should be a bridge of integration of all the different cultures in Peru. In order to analyze the reality of the program, there is an explanation of the theoretical concepts of intercultural and bilingual, as well as, the definition of indigenous and the international law that protects them and how the government considers them in their policies. I believe that the correct implementation of this program can generate better educational outcomes for indigenous peoples. This paper uses a case study of the reality of indigenous peoples’ education in the Peruvian Amazon region. There is a research of the data published by the Ministry of Education , the training programs for teachers in the Amazon region, and the latest assessments of students.



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