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ERIC Number: ED069447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 9
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Report on Tewa Portion of Trilingual Program at San Juan Elementary School, 1971-1972
Speirs, Randall H.
Guides for teaching oral and written Tewa to American Indian children in grades 1-6 as an integral part of the regular curriculum are presented. In the San Juan Elementary School trilingual program, the time spent teaching Tewa decreases with grade level--from 2 90-minute periods per day for first graders to 2 30-minute classes per week for sixth graders. As a result of this program, students have exhibited a greater sense of cultural identity and openness, as is evidenced by the fact that the children use Tewa in participating in classroom discussions. Also, children have been willing to reveal their Tewa names. The positive effects of this program have been confirmed by some of the parents. That the Tewa language abilities of Indian children be identified and that the bilingual approach be designed according to their needs are suggestions for future programs. (HBC)
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico