ERIC Number: ED255038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Inupiaq and the Schools. A Handbook for Teachers.
Kaplan, Lawrence D.; McGary, Jane, Ed.
This is one of a series of handbooks designed to assist classroom teachers, bilingual-bicultural education and special education program staff, counselors, and school administrators in instructional services for students from native Alaskan language groups. The unique sociocultural and linguistic characteristics of Inupiaq speakers as they relate to the school setting are addressed in this volume. Educational resources such as recommended readings; a listing of school districts enrolling students from this group; and sources of information, materials, and instructional assistance are provided. An introductory section discusses the study of language in general, the Eskimo-Aleut language family, and the historical factors and current linguistic situation of Inupiaq. Subsequent sections look at Inupiaq sounds and grammar and their influence on English and Inupiaq in the classroom (traditional forms of education, and notes of Inupiaq culture). Further information on Inupiaq phonology, additional resources, and enrollment data are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Bilingual/Bicultural Education Programs.