ERIC Number: ED365159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Native Languages in High School: A Teacher Resource Manual.
This teacher resource manual is designed to guide development of a high school curriculum in Canadian Native languages. It outlines the main features of such a program, clarifies the responsibilities of partners (teachers, administrators, community, native elders) in the implementation of a community-based curriculum, presents pedagogical principles of second language learning and teaching, includes sample teaching activities in Native languages for learners of various abilities, relates pedagogical principles of second language learning to student evaluation, presents a model for planning that incorporates pedagogical principles of second language learning, and identifies issues relating to implementation of a native language program in a school or school jurisdiction. Sample teaching activities in Cree and Blackfoot are included. The manual addresses issues shared by all native language groups and offers concrete suggestions useful to each group. Appended materials include a sample annual letter to community leaders, a sample community survey, prayers, and checklists for language skill development. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Alphabets, American Indian Languages, Canada Natives, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Community Role, Consultants, Cree, Cultural Education, Curriculum Design, Discipline, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Indigenous Populations, Instructional Materials, Native Language Instruction, Native Speakers, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Technical Assistance, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers: Alberta; Blackfoot (Language); Canada