Cat.No: 303588 Sobre el indio ecuatoriano y su incorporación al medio nacional. Moises Saenz.

Sobre el indio ecuatoriano y su incorporación al medio nacional

Mexico: Secretaria de Educacion Publica, 1933. Paperback. xvi, 195, [1]pp., maps, illustrations, wraps. Toning to front cover and text block; small tear at the head of the front cover through page 25, not affecting text or illustrations. Ink inscription on cover: “P.S. Taylor.” Text in Spanish.

Ethnographic study of indigenous peoples in Ecuador, with a focus on their assimilation into liberal society. Several illustrations show the dwellings, dress, diet, and social life of rural Ecuador. Saenz was the undersecretary for public education in Mexico and made influential reforms (inspired largely by his teacher and mentor at Columbia University, John Dewey) including the expansion of secondary schools to rural areas. Also influenced by indigenismo, Saenz sought ways to incorporate elements of indigenous cultures into the state-backed official culture. His tenure at the Secretariat for Public Education ended in 1930, after which he received a diplomatic post in Lima where he died in 1941.

Cat.No: 303588

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