ERIC Number: ED191296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Languages and Their Roles in Educating Native Children. Informal Series/16.
This study represents both a collection of information on the role of language in the instruction of Ontario's native people, and a setting forth of generalizations about the nature of language, society, and education that may be relevant to other, similar situations as well as native ones. In addition, particular pedagogical suggestions are made with a view to helping native schools satisfy their needs in language and general education. The first three chapters of the study provide background information on Ontario's native people. These chapters contain demographic, legal, and statistical material, historical information, and a discussion of the objectives for native education. Chapter 4 discusses basic concepts and background issues, which are shown to be disparate but deemed to be reconcilable. The next two chapters address the challenge of objectives discussed in Chapter 3, including the goal of describing, preserving, and expanding native languages through school programs. Chapters 7 and 8 offer guidelines for choosing teaching techniques, while the next chapter discusses identification, selection, and training of human resources and curriculum development. (JB)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Language of Instruction, Language Role, Native Language Instruction, Teacher Education
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($15.50)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.