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ERIC Number: EJ772694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Native Language Teachers in a Struggle for Language and Cultural Survival
Suina, Joseph H.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v35 n3 p281-302 Sep 2004
Language shift among New Mexico Pueblo Indians threatens the loss of their oral-based cultures. Language revival for many Pueblos has resulted in school programs in which students are easily accessible and teachers are accountable to tribes rather than the state. Finding "Pueblo space" for the Native language in school, where it was previously targeted for extinction, poses unique challenges. Personal histories and ethnographic interviews provide language teacher perspectives on teaching in four separate school programs. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico