ERIC Number: ED026629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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English for American Indians: A Newsletter of the Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Education, Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior. Fall, 1968.
Ohannessian, Sirarpi, Ed.
"English for American Indians" is a newsletter intended for teachers and other educators involved with teaching English in the educational system of the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs); it is also of interest to those involved in the general field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. This publication is part of the implementation of the recommendations of "The Study of the Problems of Teaching English to American Indians," July 1967, conducted by the Center for Applied Linguistics under the auspices of the BIA. (See related document ED 014 727.) The first article, "Beginning School in a Second Language," by Lois McIntosh, discusses some of the problems of the Indian child, who brings to his early school life his first six or seven years of experience and training in a different language and culture. "The Teacher's Bookshelf," by Carol J. Kreidler, presents--(1) an annotated selection of practical and readable texts which may provide a background in linguistics for the classroom teacher; (2) texts for classroom use on the elementary, secondary, and adult education level; and (3) examples of materials written specifically for particular Indian groups. The third, and final section, "Information Exchange," by Ruth E. Wineberg, describes developments in various BIA schools, BIA-sponsored projects, and relevant developments outside the BIA. (AMM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Cultural Interrelationships, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Pilot Projects, Second Language Learning, Special Programs, Teaching Methods, Textbook Evaluation
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Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.