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ERIC Number: ED277525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Contemporary Cultural Revisitation: Bilingual and Bicultural Education.
Medicine, Beatrice
Wicazo Sa Review, v2 n1 p31-35 Spr 86
Since the enactment of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 many manifestations of self-determination and community control have surfaced in Native communities. During the 1940s the United States Indian Service attempted to initiate cross cultural education but had limited success. The 1960s saw significant education but had limited success. The 1960s saw significant change in Indian education at the postsecondary level when student activism brought about the establishment of ethnic studies programs and courses on Native culture and languages. The 1967 passage of Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act greatly stimulated interest in the bilingual education of Native children. The Rough Rock Demonstration School is one example of a successful bilingual, bicultural program. Navajo is the language of instruction for beginning students, and cultural studies continue with a strong emphasis upon written Navajo, which is possible because of a standardized Navajo orthography and the support of the Navajo Curriculum Center. The Indian Self Determination Act of 1977 has fostered community control of schools and given new hope to many Indian parents. Cultural revitalization and restoration has resulted from education from a native perspective. The current need is for evaluations of Native education, conducted by Native researchers and shared with Native communities. (JHZ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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