ERIC Number: ED054902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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A Handbook for Teachers and Aides of the Choctaw Bilingual Education Program.
Littlejohn, Joseph E.
The Choctaw Bilingual Education Program is a plan operating in 4 public school systems in Oklahoma to expand the educational opportunities of Choctaw children. The 4 major program components are inservice workshops, an inservice instructional program in the public schools, parental and community involvement, and a 5-year master's-level teacher-preparation program. Based on the idea that Choctaw children will find the most satisfying lives if they recognize and accept the fact that the Choctaw people live in a world of 2 languages and 2 cultures, the program is intended as a service through which teachers and aides may find or develop insights, materials, and techniques to help in working with Choctaw children. The handbook discusses major educational needs of Choctaw children, what teachers and aides need to know about language, and how the program can meet the needs of Choctaw bilingual children. Reference is made to materials available for the classroom, materials available for inservice training, and techniques in bilingual education. Appended is a list of terms, with definitions, commonly used in the study of language. (JH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern State Coll., Durant, OK.