ERIC Number: EJ499404
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Enabling Bilingual Program Development in American Indian Schools.
Bilingual Research Journal, v19 n1 p169-78 Win 1995
Using comparative data from two Navajo community-school contexts, this article details the conditions within these and similar contexts that enable schools to authentically use and validate the local language. Six social engineering strategies are presented as a means to build dual-language programs. (seven references) (MDM)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Native Language Instruction, Navajo, Program Development, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Indigenous Language Education and Literacy.