ERIC Number: ED227975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Education. An Overview and Recommendations.
A study of bilingual education in the Northwest Territories is conducted to survey literature on bilingual education; to assess programs being implemented at present in the Northwest Territories; to seek views and ideas of individuals involved in and interested in northern education; and to develop recommendations for changes and/or increased emphasis in order that the Northwest Territories Department of Education may respond to residents with programs which may satisfy educational and cultural needs of students. The material presented is related to the situation in the Eastern Arctic and is written about the areas in which Inuktitut is spoken. Topics addressed in the report include: an historical view; present status of bilingual education; rationale for bilingual education (definition, purpose, and involvement); factors influencing learning process (cultural and language); mother tongue instruction; language acquisition; and the teacher. Nine recommendations with rationale and a 41-item bibliography conclude the document. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingual Education, Canada Natives, Cultural Influences, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Language Experience Approach, Language Role, Literature Reviews, Program Effectiveness, State Departments of Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife. Programs and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers: Arctic; Northwest Territories