Implicaciones De Una Educacion Bilingüe, Español- Inglés, Sobre La Identidad Cultural De Estudiantes De Decimo Grado De Una Institucion Educativa Bilingüe Del Sector Publico En Montenegro Quindio En La Tradicion Local A La Luz Del Paisaje Cultural Cafetero
Raga Prieto, Lina María | 2015-06-10
This research was carried out through a qualitative approach in order to describe the impact of bilingual education, Spanish-English, on the cultural identity of tenth graders of a public institution in Montenegro, Quindío, taking into account the importance of preserving the characteristics of the Colombian Coffee Cultural Landscape. Five categories arose from the data
analysis: the impact of the culture of both languages on the cultural identity, the identification with the culture of both languages, the strengthening of the cultural identity in the institution, the difficulties of the institution regarding the importance of promoting cultural identity, and the awareness about new cultures and cultural transmission. From the results, it was found that the teaching of foreign language influences the culture of the mother tongue taking into account that through second language learning students get involved in the cultural aspects of the foreign culture, and make comparisons between both cultures. In addition, it could be seen that it is necessary that the institution shows the importance of the own culture. On the other hand, some advantages and disadvantages in the strengthening of the cultural identity in the institution were found; and that the students do not have enough knowledge about the culture of both languages. Moreover, teachers claim to have an intercultural development in the classroom by developing activities that show the importance of the culture.