ERIC Number: ED065236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Kindergarten Curriculum Guide for Indian Children: A Bilingual-Bicultural Approach.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
A bilingual, bicultural approach, the Kindergarten Curriculum Guide is intended for all persons involved in teaching American Indian children in either public or Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools. The objective is to establish a broad base of sound principles and philosophy of education for young Indian children with some ideas, experiences, materials, and resources for implementation, from which each school can select appropriate directions, relevant to the particular child, his family and community. The purpose of the guide is to serve as a reference to schools developing their own curriculum. The guide suggests that the teaching method to be employed should stress learning through play and through identification with the teacher rather than through instruction. The 5 areas discussed include (1) early childhood education, such as the articulation of early childhood experiences; (2) creating an environment for learning, such as the planning of use of kindergarten space, the arrangement of equipment and supplies, both indoors and outdoors; (3) curriculum experiences, such as language and concept development, the development of social science, mathematical, and natural and physical science concepts; and experience with music and art materials; (4) supporting services, such as parent involvement in the kindergarten program and bilingual, social service, and health programs; and (5) bibliographical materials, such as books, pamphlets, and films. (FF)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Cultural Interrelationships, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education, Experimental Curriculum, Health Education, Kindergarten Children, Language Enrichment, Learning, Mathematical Concepts, Natural Sciences, Parent Participation, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.