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ERIC Number: ED171490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 455
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Orientation Manual for Non-Indian Teachers of Papago Students.
McFarlane, Juretta Creighton
This extensive manual introduces non-Indian teachers to the cultural history and contemporary life style of the Papago, emphasizing information with immediate usefulness to the classroom teacher. Discussion of traditional and modern Papago life includes a brief history of the tribe, delineation of tribal values, and information on the customs of mate selection and marriage, child rearing, puberty rites of adolescence, social roles of adults, and family relationships. A separate chapter relates specific child rearing practices to classroom behavior. Chapters on Papago and Anglo values supply teacher strategies for resolving cultural conflict and fostering constructive communication between cultures. Four chapters provide information on the Papago language and describe in detail the types of linguistic interference that occur as the Papago speaker learns English. Examination of bilingual bicultural education and its possible applications for Papago students includes a description of the first Papago bilingual project and evaluates various conditions which may have contributed to its success. The manual concludes with outlines for teacher orientation and ongoing education workshops, a statement of research needs, and a list of publications and professional groups concerned with Indian education issues. (JH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Arizona