ERIC Number: EJ610361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Beyond Language in Indigenous Language Immersion Schooling.
Stairs, Arlene; Peters, Margaret; Perkins, Elizabeth
Practicing Anthropology, v21 n2 p44-47 Spr 1999
The Akwesasne Freedom School, on the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation (New York and Canada), is an independent immersion school that preserves not only the Mohawk language but also socialization patterns, styles of interpersonal relations, ethical principles, and aesthetic sensibilities. The curriculum is based on the Iroquoian Thanksgiving Address, students have input into their work, and interpersonal and kin relations drive school practice. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Family School Relationship, Immersion Programs, Language Maintenance, Nontraditional Education, Reservation American Indians, School Community Relationship
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