ERIC Number: ED127068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Training Teachers On-Site: The Spring Semester 1974 at Sanostee and Toadlena. Navajo Reading Study Progress Report No. 25.
New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Navajo Reading Study.
During the 1974 spring semester, the Sanostee-Toadlena Title VII Bilingual Education Project focused on "how and what to teach Navajo children". The on-site program included courses in human and growth development, classroom learning, production of materials, social studies, science methods, mathematics methods, developmental reading, and creative English. Trainees participated in class work with university professors and classroom and micro-teaching experiences in the two schools. Although the five professors presented various ideas of how to work with children, they basically focused on how children can best learn in school. The professors helped the trainees to: produce their own thinking and creative ideas in Navajo and English; see the value of a diagnostic approach to language acquisition and the need for greater word attack skills; examine and evaluate their own value system and to try to figure out what and how they wanted Navajo children to learn; and integrate the curriculum using social studies, science, and math. This report contains descriptions of the experience of those who taught at Sanostee and Toadlena during the semester. Virtually unedited, the various accounts give details thought to be significant by the professor. Also included are samples of the students' creative writing and their evaluations of the creative English class. (NQ)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Creativity, Developmental Reading, Field Experience Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Attitudes, Student Developed Materials, Student Projects, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education, Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Navajo Reading Study.