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ERIC Number: EJ794263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8731
Qanemcikarluni Tekitnarqelartuq [One Must Arrive with a Story to Tell]: Traditional Alaska Native Yup'ik Eskimo Stories in a Culturally Based Math Curriculum
Webster, Joan Parker; Yanez, Evelyn
Journal of American Indian Education, v46 n3 p116-131 2007
This article describes an ethnographic study of the process of collecting, transcribing, translating, retelling, and adapting of a traditional Yup'ik story for a children's bilingual picture book, which is part of a culturally based math curriculum project, Math in a Cultural Context (MCC). The article opens with an overview of MCC and the role that storytelling and traditional Yup'ik stories play in its development as well as in language revitalization and maintenance and school-based literacy and reading comprehension. The data have been analyzed and organized according to three phases of the project: (a) collection, transcription, and translation of stories; (b) literacy team, illustrator, and Yup'ik elders' work with new and archived stories--a draft composite story and illustrated children's text; and (c) creation of a second- and third-grade version of a bilingual children's picture book.
Center for Indian Education. Arizona State University, College of Education, P.O. Box 871311, Tempe, AZ 95287-1311. Tel: 480-965-6292; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A