ERIC Number: ED428921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles of Native Language Education Programs. A Source Book for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
This source book provides information on school, college, and community programs that teach American Indian languages in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. These programs were identified through leads provided by a nine-member regional task force of Native educators and language activists; consultation with federal and state agencies; information requests on listservs; and a survey of likely organizations, tribes, and other contacts. The source book begins with a brief overview of the status of Native languages in the five-state region and a description of the source book's development and the data collection methods used. Profiles of 24 Native language programs are arranged alphabetically by language and include program base, goals, brief description, instructional materials used, funding and other support, and contact information. A table summarizes the programs' services, settings, and target groups. The languages covered are Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Choctaw, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Comanche, Dine (Navajo), Keres, Osage, Seminole, Shawnee, and Tewa. Programs are presented in schools, colleges, preschools, and community settings. Appendices include regional task force members, advice about Native language education drawn from questionnaire responses, 9 recommended readings, text of the Native American Languages Act, the Navajo Nation's long-range language goals, 7 Web sites and listservs on Native languages, and 30 relevant organizations. An index is included. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Community Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Maintenance, Native Language Instruction, Preschool Education, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education, Tribes
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Language and Diversity Program, 211 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78701; Tel: 512-476-6861; Web site: http://www.sedl.org
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Louisiana; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas