ERIC Number: ED162810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Education for American Indians. Vol. II--Navajo. Curriculum Bulletin 13.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
Bilingual education for Navajos is the central element in changing education from an alien function to one shared and controlled by the community. A number of community-controlled educational systems have become the driving force in Navajo bilingual education, and the past three years have produced not just higher quanitity, but considerably improved quality, according to Dr. Bernard Spolsky, director of the Navajo Reading Study at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Spolsky's paper "Advances in Navajo Bilingual Education, 1969-72" is featured in this curriculum bulletin, which seeks to enlarge the case for Navajo bilingual education and update the state of the art. Three conference reports are also included. The first, which covers a Navajo bilingual-bicultural materials conference held in Albuquerque in October, 1972, discusses curriculum ideas shared by persons involved with Navajo language teaching. The second report includes a student proposal requesting implementation of a Navajo bilingual education program at UNM along with a description of the faculty-student meeting that responded to the proposal. The third paper summarizes proceedings of a November, 1972, conference at UNM which examined questions relating to the training of Navajo bilingual teachers. Final portion of the document is a supplement to the 1970 "Analytical Bibliography of Navajo Reading Materials". It features 49 listings, most of which were published between 1970-72, and includes information on author, title, publisher, source, and educational level, along with a brief description of the publication's content. (DS)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Conference Reports, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Programs, Navajo, Reading Materials, School Community Relationship, Second Language Learning, State of the Art Reviews, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.