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ERIC Number: ED103181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-21
Pages: 13
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Designing a Bilingual Curriculum.
Pfeiffer, Anita Bradley
Several things need to be considered when designing a bilingual curriculum for and with the Navajo community. The major consideration should be the involvement of Navajo parents and the leadership of Navajo school boards. The curriculum should be developed from the Navajo point of view about their world. Designers of a bilingual education curriculum also need to consider the: (1) community's makeup, aspirations, goals, and needs; (2) skills, attitudes, values, and goals which the community desires for its students; (3) school community relationship; (4) school's relationship with external agencies (i.e., the State, Tribe, Bureau of Indian Affairs); and (5) Tribe's attitude toward bilingual bicultural education. Curriculum designers should have some data which reflect the bilingual program's intensity; whether this intensity would require them to reflect a goal of uniliterateness or promote biliterateness; and whether the program and, therefore, the curriculum would promote full bilingualism. When designing the curriculum, the Navajo calendar, importance of the home, cultural behavior differences, and teacher qualifications must be taken into account. This paper focuses on the educational process developed within the Rough Rock Demonstration School, a community based educational program on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona. (NQ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona