Language and Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education A Bilingual Approach Author: Norbert Francis, Jon Reyhner

Format:
Paperback - 288 pages
Related Formats:
Hardback 
ISBN:
9781853596001
Published:
06 Aug 2002
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

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.

Author Biography:

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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