ERIC Number: ED214734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The GLAD Project: Energizing Language.
Boloz, Sigmund A.
Recognizing the utility and limitations of traditional curriculum and of present language programming for its mostly Navajo population, the Ganado Public School District developed the GLAD (Ganado Language Arts Development) project, which aims to: develop literacy in kindergarten through third grade students; expand and enrich the pedagogical competencies of staff members; and develop communication with parents. The child and his values and experiences are central to the project's methodology, which emphasizes prewriting activities that stimulate motivation for writing, collection of impressions, and production of rough drafts. Teachers provide a supportive learning environment and situations which promote positive self concepts and encourage the children to be active participants in their education and to freely express themselves and their values. The school supports teachers in their efforts through writing seminars held twice a month and the classroom support network which emphasizes hands-on demonstrations in the classroom and intra-classroom visitations by teachers and administrators. Parents are kept informed of their child's involvement in the writing process through work taken home and class publications. Major writing projects developed within the various classrooms are formally published and redirected into the classroom as supplemental reading materials and into the young authors' homes. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ganado Public School District AZ; GLAD Project