ERIC Number: EJ508388
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Finding the Balance: Learning to Live in Two Worlds.
Westby, Carol E.; Roman, Rosario
Topics in Language Disorders, v15 n4 p68-88 Aug 1995
After describing the principles of culturally compatible education, the characteristics of Native American and mainstream narrative discourse are compared, and teaching the structure, content, and style of mainstream narratives is advocated. A program designed to facilitate Native American elementary school children's abilities to comprehend and produce mainstream narratives is described. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Communication Skills, Comprehension, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Expressive Language, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Narration, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Story Telling
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: "The New Narrative Landscape: Interface between Ability and Disability."