ERIC Number: EJ663379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Language Learning in the American Southwestern Borderlands: Navajo Speakers and Their Transition to Academic English Literacy.
Bilingual Research Journal, v26 n3 p611-30 Fall 2002
The Navajo Nation wants a 2-year Navajo language requirement for regional colleges. At the same time, literacy in academic English is required for Navajo students wishing to enter the sciences, medicine, and law. The difficulties students face as they make the transition from English to Navajo and from Navajo to English are described. Four appendices present writing samples. (Contains 25 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingualism, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Language Maintenance, Native Language Instruction, Navajo, Navajo (Nation), Oral Tradition, Reservation American Indians
For full text: http://brj.asu.edu/content/vol26 no3/abstracts.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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