ERIC Number: EJ610353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Indigenous Education and Grassroots Language Planning in the USA.
McCarty, Teresa L.; Watahomigie, Lucille J.
Practicing Anthropology, v21 n2 p5-11 Spr 1999
Indigenous literacy affirms indigenous identity; connects native speakers to the culture and each other; and stimulates other, more diffuse forces for language maintenance. Collaborative, grassroots Native language programs in the United States, New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada, and Puerto Rico are described. Immersion and literacy programs include oral language maintenance, development of writing systems, curriculum development, language reconstruction, and faculty training. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, Apprenticeships, Bilingual Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Immersion Programs, Language Maintenance, Literacy, Self Determination, Teacher Education, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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