Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1996
Centro de Estudios y Documentacion Mapuche LIWEN
This description of José Ancán's work was prepared when José Ancán was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Aware from personal experience of the failures of the Chilean school system in serving the needs of indigenous people and, more generally, in instilling respect for people of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, José Ancán is working to remedy these institutional deficiencies. He is developing new teaching materials that will serve the above-mentioned ends, mobilizing support for the adoption of these goals by school officials, teachers and community leaders and finally prepare teachers to make effective use of the new materials in schools throughout the country.
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