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ERIC Number: ED229187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
American Indian Language Development Institute - 1982: Synthesis and Analysis of Data Volume I.
Kalectaca, Milo; Salas, Dennis
The 1982 American Indian Language Development Institute, sponsored by the Center of Indian Education and Bilingual Education Service Center at Arizona State University, provided training for eight Title VII projects during the summer of 1982. Training included developing an orthography for nine tribal languages, establishing each language as a viable means of perpetuating tribal heritage and identity, and using each language as an effective means of building English language skills in students through the transferral process. A parent training component was also conducted for five parents from each of the projects participating. The component offered training in policy and decision-making processes, education methodology, curriculum and materials development, process of evaluation, and other aspects to assist in parent involvement. Participants and staff/consultants evaluated the institute a success and provided suggestions for improvement for the two forthcoming years. Participating Title VII projects were Peach Springs (Hualapai), Supai (Havasupai), Sacaton (Pima), Sells (Papago), Santa Rosa (Papago), San Simon (Papago), Duckwater (Shoshone), and Fort Duchesne (Ute). Background information is provided on the administration, staff/consultants, 38 participants, and instructional climate. Appendices contain evaluation instruments used to evaluate the Institute and pictures of the participants. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Bilingual Education, Cultural Background, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Language Acquisition, Language Enrichment, Language Experience Approach, Language Maintenance, Language Role, Parent Workshops, Teacher Workshops, Tribes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Center for Indian Education.