ERIC Number: ED212140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
The Development of Culturally Relevant Spanish Literacy Materials.
Ortiz, Leroy; Chavez, Luisa
A number of issues related to the production of literacy materials for the Chicano children of New Mexico are discussed. First, a historical survey gives some idea of the way in which instructional materials available for use with Spanish-speaking children have contributed to cultural estrangement and alienation from their own particular home and community culture. Following this, a discussion of sociolinguistic issues indicates what is involved in the preparation of instructional materials designed to move children into bilingualism, bi-literacy, and biculturality. In a final section, the "Tierra de Encanto" reading series is reviewed and indications are given on the way it was particularized to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking children in New Mexico. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Cultural Background, Elementary Education, Material Development, Mexican Americans, Native Language Instruction, Reading Instruction, Relevance (Education), Sociolinguistics, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Student Needs
Not available separately. See FL 012 738.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Note: Published as part of the Ethnoperspectives Project. For volumes 1 and 2 of that project, see ED 200 005 and 203 663. For related documents, see FL 012 738 and FL 012 740-769.