ERIC Number: ED130247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
When Navajo Children Read English or The Teachers' Last Stand.
Tedder, Diane D.
Differences in culture, language, and educational setting contribute to the difficulties Navajo children experience in learning to read English. In Kenneth Goodman's latest research, examining the reading behavior of eight groups of children (four speaking a rural dialect and four for whom English is a second language), the Navajo children showed the least receptive control of English. Examples of research situations in which these children responded to post-story-reading questions show that teachers must be aware of Navajo children's language interferences, must be patient and persistent, and must know how to involve the children in more language activities. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)