ERIC Number: ED476389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Roots and Wings: Teaching English as a Second Dialect to Aboriginal Students--A Review of the Literature.
Epstein, Ruth I.; Xu, Lily X. J.
Education plays a primary role in ensuring language maintenance and school success in Saskatchewan, Canada, and around the world. Language includes both "standardized" language and vernacular dialects. This document reviews the literature related to teaching English as a Second Dialect in school. The review covers information on the problems and challenges faced by speakers of minority languages including social and cultural processes and implications of language maintenance as well as how languages are taught and learned in school. It also includes literature on best practices in teaching English as a Second Dialect (ESD). This review will have relevance for teachers, curriculum developers, administrators, and policymakers working in ESD, particularly those in Saskatchewan and Canada who want to address challenges in teaching ESD to Aboriginal students and ensure that they maintain their roots and develop their wings. (Contains 99 references.) (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Bidialectalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Code Switching (Language), Cooperative Learning, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development, Dialects, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Language Maintenance, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Univ., Saskatoon. Extension Div.
Identifiers - Location: Canada