ERIC Number: ED224629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Language in Education among Canadian Native Peoples. Language and Literacy Series.
Burnaby, Barbara J.
Intended to provide Native community members, teachers and administrators in Native schools, and teachers in training an overview of current research on language issues relating to Canadian Native education, the book presents general background information on Native peoples in Canada and the education systems that serve them. Existing and potential programs for English/French and Native language development in Native schooling are outlined in terms of language both as a medium and a subject of instruction. Effectiveness of these programs, along with the impact of social use of language on school programs and questions regarding the acquisition of reading skill among Native students, is also discussed. Suggestions and information to assist in community school language decisions, individual school program decisions, school system program design, and the planning of teacher training are also provided. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Canada Natives, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), French, Language Role, Native Language Instruction, Reading Readiness, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 ($5.50 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; French (Second Language)