Language and Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education: A Bilingual Approach

Language and Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education: A Bilingual Approach

by Norbert Francis, Jon Reyhner
     
 

Language and Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education: A Bilingual Approach presents a proposal for the inclusion of indigenous languages in the classroom. Based on extensive research and field work by the authors in communities in the United States and Mexico, the book explores ways in which the cultural and linguistic resources of indigenous communities can

Overview

Language and Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education: A Bilingual Approach presents a proposal for the inclusion of indigenous languages in the classroom. Based on extensive research and field work by the authors in communities in the United States and Mexico, the book explores ways in which the cultural and linguistic resources of indigenous communities can enrich the language and literacy program.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853596018
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
09/05/2002
Series:
Bilingual Education & Bilingualism Series, #37
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Norbert Francis teaches courses in language learning and language teaching at Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a bilingual immersion teacher in the United States and in bilingual indigenous community schools in Mexico. His primary interests lie in the study of child language development, second language learning, and biliteracy. 

Jon Reyhner is currently professor of Bilingual/Multicultural Education at Northern Arizona University. Formerly co-ordinator of the Indian Bilingual Teacher Training Program at Montana State University-Billings, he has worked as a teacher and school administrator in Indian community schools in Arizona, Montana and New Mexico. His research interests include improving the academic achievement of American Indian students and indigenous language revitalization.

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