ERIC Number: ED048597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
English for American Indians; A Newsletter of the Office of Education Programs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, United States Department of the Interior.
Slager, William R., Ed.; Madsen, Betty M., Ed.
This issue of "English for American Indians" is devoted to the study of literature and creative writing in the school with special emphasis on the problems teachers face when they work with Indian students. The lead article, "Reading as a Life Style," by T. D. Allen, stresses the author's conviction that the first and most essential step is to interest the students in reading, to make it immediately meaningful to them. A number of techniques are suggested for motivating the students, and a number of books which the author found in her extensive teaching experience to be helpful in arousing interest and enthusiasm are listed. The Information Exchange section contains reports of programs in post high school training in Bureau of Indian Affairs schools, and various courses for American Indian students, including creative writing, reading, and literature. The Materials section presents a survey of materials available for the teaching of expository writing, sources of reading materials, and information on bibliographies and booklists of materials by or about American Indians. The final section presents several stories, legends, and omens taken from Shoshoni, Nahuatl, Cherokee, Navajo, and Yurok, with English translation. (See ED 040 396 and ED 045 980 for earlier issues of this newsletter.) (AMM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.