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ERIC Number: ED014727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 46
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Reference Count: 0
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THE STUDY OF THE PROBLEMS OF TEACHING ENGLISH TO AMERICAN INDIANS, REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
OHANNESSIAN, SIRARPI
THE PURPOSE OF THE PRESENT STUDY WAS TO ASSESS THE LEARNING AND TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY BIA SCHOOLS AS WELL AS IN ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SELECTED PUBLIC SCHOOLS ENROLLING AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENTS. THE MAIN PROBLEM AREAS STUDIED WERE--(1) ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOLS, (2) THE PERFORMANCE, PREPARATION, RECRUITMENT, AND RETRAINING OF TEACHERS, (3) THE PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS, AND (4) INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. THE TWELVE-MAN STUDY GROUP WAS COMPOSED OF SPECIALISTS IN LINGUISTICS AND THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES, AMERICAN INDIAN LANGUAGES, ANTHROPOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE LEARNING, AND OTHER RELATED AND PERTINENT FIELDS. THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE PREPARATION AND PROCEDURES FOLLOWED IN THE SURVEY, AS WELL AS THE MAJOR AND SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS PRESENTED BY THE STUDY GROUP. THE RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE--(1) THE INSTITUTION OF AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON INDIAN EDUCATION, (2) A RE-EXAMINATION OF PATTERNS OF SCHOOLING FOR INDIAN STUDENTS, (3) SPECIAL PREPARATION, RECRUITMENT, AND RETRAINING OF PERSONNEL, AND (4) RESEARCH PROJECTS. THIS REPORT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $1.25 FROM THE CENTER FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS, 1717 MASSACHUSETTS AVE., N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036. (AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: ARIZONA; Arizona (Phoenix); NAVAHO RESERVATION; NEW MEXICO; New Mexico (Albuquerque); SOUTH DAKOTA; South Dakota (Aberdeen)