ERIC Number: ED149918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Indian Education: Native Bilingual-Bicultural Education Programs.
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Toronto (Ontario). Education Div.
Describing and defining bilingual-bicultural education, this brief publication is written to encourage the development of Canada Native Bilingual-Bicultural education programs. Specifically, this publication addresses the following: language needs of native peoples; bilingualism defined (functioning in 2 languages); biculturalism defined (functioning in 2 cultures); bilingual-bicultural education defined; the rationale for initiating bilingual-bicultural education (building upon the child's first learning experience, emphasizing pride in culture, etc.); goals of native bilingual-bicultural education (achievement of oral fluency and literacy in 2 languages; improved achievement rates commensurate with age, ability, and grade level in all subject areas; integrated curriculum experience for language and concept development, social living, mathematics, music, environmental studies, health, safety, and aesthetic appreciation; involvement of teachers and staff members in workshops to expand their knowledge of bicultural concepts; involvement of parents and community members in the planning, identification, and development of the bilingual-bicultural program for their children); that which constitutes a good bilingual-bicultural program (choice of language of instruction, choice of program, appointment of small curriculum committees, a resource center, and specialists); planning and initiating a native bilingual-bicultural program (a current list of Canadian Cultural/Education/Centres is presented). (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Toronto (Ontario). Education Div.
Identifiers - Location: Canada