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ERIC Number: ED127069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Description and Bibliography, Revised 1975. Navajo Reading Study.
Spolsky, Bernard, Comp.; And Others
Begun in 1969, the Navajo Reading Study investigated the feasibility and effect of teaching Navajo children to read their own language before they start learning to read English. Conducted at the University of New Mexico and supported by grants from the Ford Foundation and contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Office of Education, the Study involved language studies, a dictionary project, sociolinguistic studies, a survey of reading materials, preparation of Navajo reading materials, evaluation and coordination, teacher training projects at Sanostee-Toadlena and Ramah, preparation of a Navajo bilingual curriculum, development of a model for analysis and evaluation of bilingual education, and a survey of American Indian Bilingual Education. A series of books were produced by the Study to help meet the needs for material for Navajos learning to read their own language. The Study also published several books in cooperation with Rock Point Community School, assisted the Sanostee Project to prepare various books and a monthly reader, and prepared progress reports. This report presents brief descriptions of the Study's components and a bibliography listing 39 books produced by the Study, 26 publications of the Sanostee Project, 13 Rock Point publications, 25 progress reports, and 16 publications published elsewhere. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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.