ERIC Number: ED045967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
DINE BI'OLTA SAAD NAAKI YEEYALTI'II BINAALTSOOS T'AALA'IGII. Navajo-English Curriculum Guide, Kindergarten Level.
Saville, Muriel R.; And Others
A successful bilingual kindergarten program has to utilize fully the results of three areas of modern research and development: linguistics, psychology, and education. The preparation and implementation of curricular materials for teaching in Navajo and English to five-year-old Navajo children requires an understanding of at least the following areas: (1) the nature and consequences of bilingualism; (2) the individual, social, cultural and academic characteristics and needs of the Navajo children; (3) the Navajo and English languages; (4) methods for both first and second language instruction which are appropriate for use with young children; and (5) evaluation techniques for teaching methods, materials, and the children's progress. The present Guide is intended to provide additional information in these areas to participating teachers and aides, and to provide them with specific suggestions for teaching in the four curriculum content areas listed above. Sample instructional materials for each area are also included. (Author/AMM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Concept Formation, Creative Activities, Cultural Background, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Kindergarten, Language Instruction, Navajo, Pattern Drills (Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Note: Prepublication copy