Analizando los textos de Historia, Geografía y Ciencias Sociales: La configuración multimodal de los pueblos originarios

Translated title of the contribution: Analyzing the history, geography and social sciences textbooks: The multimodal configuration of the native peoples

Pamela Altamirano, Gerardo Godoy, DOMINIQUE TARYN MANGHI HAQUIN, Gonzalo Soto

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Abstract

Among the cultural diversity of Chile, ethnic groups identified as native peoples are considered a minority from the point of view of national history, also they are presented as a minority on the history, geography, and social sciences textbooks provided by the Ministry of Education. The focus of this study is a multimodal analysis of a history textbook in order to show how the concept of native peoples builds up throughout the use of a variety of semiotic resources. To meet the former aim, there is an analysis of every 'unit opening' section present on a 5th grade textbook. The results show that the images of the texts introduce the native peoples as an absent voice in the narration of their own history, which is narrated from the perspective of the conqueror's voice. Under the light of the ideas above, it emerges a need for teachers to become multimodaly literate. In that way, they can manage the variety of semiotic resources and the naturalization of the meanings built there, in order to mediate in the configuration of the native peoples as part of the national cultural diversity.

Translated title of the contributionAnalyzing the history, geography and social sciences textbooks: The multimodal configuration of the native peoples
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)263-280
Number of pages18
JournalEstudios Pedagogicos
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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