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ERIC Number: ED071505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-19
Pages: 35
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Some Cultural and Linguistic Background Information for a Beginning Teacher on the Navajo Reservation.
Harrison, G. Scott
This paper contains ideas intended to help the teacher preparing to teach Navaho children and offers suggestions for an independent reading and study program to enable the teacher to understand the culture in which he will be working. A brief history of the Navaho people is presented, followed by a discussion of some cultural differences between the Navaho and white student. A chapter entitled "Why Study Navaho?" briefly points out several significant linguistic characteristics of Navaho seen from the viewpoint of the English speaker. Materials for studying the Navaho language are suggested. A final chapter reports the author's experiences in a sixth-grade Navaho classroom and the activities that he found most successful. Appendixes list relevant materials. (VM)
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Note: Master of Arts Independent Study Project, School for International Training of the Experiment in International Living