ERIC Number: ED021667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Teaching of English to Navajo Children, Annual Conference on Navajo Education (4th, University of New Mexico, January 22-25, 1961).
Navajo Tribe Education Committee, Window Rock, AZ.; New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.
Participants in prior planning sessions selected problems encountered in teaching English to Navajo students as the specific theme to be stressed during the conference. Subsequently, 5 formal addresses were presented at the conference, w rkshop groups were formed and 6 workshops were conducted, and 2 panel discussions were held. The major foci of the formal addresses were teaching English as a foreign language, and planning for the education of Navajo children in the future. Among recommendations made by the workshop groups were the need for educators to further familiarize themselves with Navajo culture and the need for prospective teachers of Navajo children to have specialized training. Topics for the panel group discussions were entitled, "Needs and Values of Language Development for Navajo Students" and "Promising Practices in Language Teaching." (EV)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navajo Tribe Education Committee, Window Rock, AZ.; New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque.
Identifiers: Navajo (Nation)