ERIC Number: ED027546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
English for American Indians: A Newsletter of the Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Education, Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior. Winter, 1969.
Ohannessian, Sirarpi, Ed.
This second newsletter publication of the Bureau of Indian Affairs follows the format of the first issue. (See related document AL 001 671.) The first article, "Language Drill and Young Children," is by Muriel Saville of Texas A & M University. The author's experience has convinced her that in a classroom situation, a language is not caught by mere exposure, but requires a sequential and systematic presentation of structural elements for maximum effectiveness and efficiency with students of all ages. When provisions are made for different interest levels and attention spans, language "drill" is compatible with the more informal curriculum of early childhood education. Illustrated are various types of language activities, developed specifically for teaching the contrastive sounds of English to children in kindergarten, beginner, or first grade classrooms. Carol J. Kreidler's "Teacher's Bookshelf" lists and describes selected supplementary materials for the teacher's reference, for the classroom, and for adult education work. Ruth E. Wineberg's "Information Exchange" is devoted to descriptions of new developments in BIA schools, projects and activities of particular interest to educators of American Indians, and professional meetings, institutes, and fellowships in the fields of English for speakers of other languages and bilingual education. (AMM)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonology, Reference Materials, Second Language Learning, Special Programs, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Methods, Textbook Evaluation, Textbooks
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs