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ERIC Number: ED015807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun-4
Pages: 3
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Reference Count: 0
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ROUGH ROCK DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL.
FORBES, JACK
THE ROUGH ROCK DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL IS LOCATED IN NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA, WHERE THE NAVAJO LANGUAGE IS UNIVERSALLY SPOKEN BY THE NAVAJO PEOPLE. IT IS LOCATED ON A NAVAJO RESERVATION AND WAS DESIGNED AS A BIA EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL TO SERVE 200 ELEMENTARY PUPILS, MOST OF WHOM ARE IN THE BOARDING SCHOOL SITUATION. AN OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHOOL IS TO GAIN INTENSIVE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT. TO ATTAIN THIS GOAL, PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT PUPIL CLASSROOMS AND TO PARTICIPATE IN ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES CONSISTING OF WEAVING, HANDICRAFT, BASKETRY, SILVER MAKING, AND READING AND WRITING THE NAVAJO LANGUAGE. THE ROUGH ROCK CURRICULUM FOR THE YOUNGSTERS INCLUDES--(1) THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, (2) THE TEACHING OF NAVAJO AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (A FEW ANGLO AND HOPI INDIAN CHILDREN ARE ENROLLED), AND (3) THE TEACHING OF NAVAJO HISTORY. TEST RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE, COMPARING PROGRAMS IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE AT ROUGH ROCK WITH THAT AT MANY FARMS, WHICH IS ALSO A BIA SCHOOL. THIS SPEECH WAS DELIVERED AT A CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND ACTIVITY IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS FOR THE PRE-PRIMARY/PRIMARY CULTURALLY DIVERSE NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING CHILD, HELD IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, JUNE 4-6, 1967, SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHWESTERN COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL LABORATORY, INC. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers: Rough Rock Demonstration School AZ