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ERIC Number: ED053603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 8
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Teaching English to American Indians.
Hopkins, Thomas R.
English Record, v21 n4 p24-31 Apr 1971
English language instruction in schools for American Indians has progressed from the era when there was an effort to eliminate tribal languages and replace them with English. From 1932 until recently tribal languages were encouraged, but the emphasis was on English. During the past four years, bilingual education has emerged. There has been significant activity in curriculum development, in testing English as a second language, and in research. In the United States and Canada, the trend seems to be toward use of the native language as well as learning a second language. It is unfortunate that bilingual education has not been a basic element in language learning; in addition to providing instruction in the native language, it develops dignity in the child. The elimination of the American Indian languages would be a great loss. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State English Council.