ERIC Number: ED342512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Language Education Practices and Native Language Survival. Proceedings of the Annual International Native American Language Issues (NALI) Institute (9th, Billings, Montana, June 8-9, 1989).
Reyhner, Jon, Ed.
This volume includes papers delivered at the Ninth Annual International Native American Language Issues (NALI) Institute. Dick Littlebear's keynote address describes the importance of maintaining Native American languages. James Crawford's "Language Freedom and Restriction: A Historical Approach to the Official Language Controversy," describes the "English Only" movement's threat to Native languages and documents tolerance of language freedom in U.S. history. "The Dene Standardization Project," by Elizabeth Biscaye and Mary Pepper, and "The Stoney Indian Language Project," by John W. Friesen and others, describe Native Canadian efforts to put native languages into standard written formats and teach them to children. "Written Ute English: Texture, Construction, and Point of View," by William Leap, and "Narrative Literacy Patterns of Northern Ute Adolescent Students," by Sonia Manuel-Dupont, describe Native Americans' English dialects and suggest better English-teaching methods. Jon Reyhner's "A Description of the Rock Point Community School Bilingual Education Program" discusses the use of Navajo and English as languages of instruction. Rangi Nicholson's "Maori Total Immersion Courses for Adults in Aetearoa/New Zealand: A Personal Perspective" describes an effort to restore the Maoris' native language. Barbara J. Walker's "A Reading Strategies Program for Native American Students," and "Cooperative Approaches to Language Learning," by Lois A. Hirst and Christy Slavik, describe teaching strategies in reading. David M. Davison's "An Ethnomathematics Approach to Teaching Language Minority Students" describes how language awareness helps Native Americans learn mathematics. NALI is described in a final chapter. (TES)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Bilingual Education, Canada Natives, English (Second Language), Ethnomathematics, Language Research, Language Standardization, Native Language Instruction, Navajo, Official Languages, Teaching Methods
Bilingual Education Program, Eastern Montana College, 1500 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101-0298 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Native American Language Issues Inst., Choctaw, OK.