ERIC Number: ED026638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Styles of Learning Among American Indians: An Outline for Research. Report and Recommendations of a Conference Held at Stanford University August 8-10, 1968.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
This outline for research constitutes the report and recommendations of a conference conducted by the Center for Applied Linguistics under contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Two Conference papers are included. The first, By Countney B. Cazden and Vera P. John, "Learning in American Indian Children," discusses (1) results of Gesell development testing on Piute Indian children; (2) two different styles of learning (by looking, and through language); (3) conflicts in values; (4) patterns of socialization; and (5) learning styles, cultural values, and Indian education. The paper concludes with a 34-item reference list of relevant works. The second paper, "BIA-Sponsored Educational Research," by L. Madison Coombs, comments on the history of the BIA, and its past and ongoing research. The final section deals with recommendations for background studies, related research projects, direct studies and research, and pilot projects. The recommendations are based on three principal assumptions--(1) the relation between learning in Indian society and behavior in schools, (2) the lack of studies of learning in Indian societies, and (3) the relation between low achievement and both language difficulties and different approaches to learning. See related document ED 014 727--"The Study of the Problems of Teaching English to American Indians," by Sirarpi Ohannessian. (AMM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.