ERIC Number: ED415058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Indigenous Languages. Selected Papers from the Annual Symposium on Stabilizing Indigenous Languages (4th, Flagstaff, Arizona, May 1-3, 1997).
Reyhner, Jon, Ed.
The 25 papers collected in this book represent the thoughts and experiences of indigenous language activists from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand, and are grouped in six categories: tribal and school roles, teaching students, teacher education, curriculum and materials development, language attitudes and promotion, and summary thoughts about maintaining and renewing indigenous languages. Papers are: "Keeping Minority Languages Alive: The School's Responsibility" (Gina P. Cantoni); "A Tribal Approach to Language and Literacy Development in a Trilingual Setting" (Octaviana V. Trujillo); "Going beyond Words: The Arapaho Immersion Program" (Steve Greymorning); "Teaching Children To 'Unlearn' the Sounds of English" (Veronica Carpenter); "Learning Ancestral Languages by Telephone: Creating Situations for Language Use" (Alice Taff); "Coyote As Reading Teacher: Oral Tradition in the Classroom" (Armando Heredia, Norbert Francis); "Revernacularizing Classical Nahuatl through Danza (Dance) Azteca-Chichimeca" (Tezozomoc); "KinderApache Song and Dance Project" (M. Trevor Shanklin, Carla Paciotto, Greg Prater); "School-Community-University Collaborations: The American Indian Language Development Institute" (Teresa L. McCarty, Lucille J. Watahomigie, Akira Y. Yamamoto, Ofelia Zepeda); "Language Preservation and Human Resources Development" (Joyce A. Silverthorne); "Issues in Language Textbook Development: The Case of Western Apache" (Willem J. de Reuse); "White Mountain Apache Language: Issues in Language Shift, Textbook Development, and Native Speaker-University Collaboration" (Bernadette Adley-SantaMaria); "Science Explorers Translation Project" (Dolores Jacobs); "Incorporating Technology into a Hawaiian Language Curriculum" (Makalapua Ka'awa, Emily Hawkins); "It Really Works: Cultural Communication Proficiency" (Ruth Bennett, editor); "Marketing the Maori Language" (Rangi Nicholson); "Tuning In to Navajo: The Role of Radio in Native Language Maintenance" (Leighton C. Peterson); "The Wordpath Show" (Alice Anderton); "The Echota Cherokee Language: Current Use and Opinions about Revival" (Stacye Hathorn); "An Initial Exploration of the Navajo Nation's Language and Culture Initiative" (Ann Batchelder, Sherry Markel); "Four Successful Indigenous Language Programs" (Dawn B. Stiles); "Language of Work: The Critical Link between Economic Change and Language Shift" (Scott Palmer); "The Invisible Doors between Cultures" (Robert N. St. Clair); "Personal Thoughts on Indigenous Language Stabilization" (Barbara Burnaby); and "Stabilizing What? An Ecological Approach to Language Renewal" (Mark Fettes). Most papers contain references and author profiles. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Bilingual Education, Community Role, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Cooperation, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Acquisition, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Material Development, Native Language Instruction, Nonformal Education, Program Descriptions, School Role, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Northern Arizona Univ., CEE Research Services, Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774 ($6.95 plus $3 shipping; outside U.S., add $7).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Center for Excellence in Education.