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Books: Sociolinguistics,N.Francis & J.Reyhner

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  1. kathryn, Language & Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education by N.Francis & J.Reyhner

Message 1: Language & Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education by N.Francis & J.Reyhner

Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 10:59:50 +0000
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Subject: Language & Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education by N.Francis & J.Reyhner

Title: Laguage & Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education
Subtitle: A Bilingual Approach
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism			
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Book URL:
Author: Norbeert Francis 
Author: Jon Reyhner 
Hardback: ISBN: 1853596019, Pages: 262, Price: £59.95 / US$89.95 / CAN$119.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1853596000, Pages: 262, Price: £24.95 / US$39.95 / CAN$49.95
Language and Literacy Teaching for Indigenous Education: A Bilingual
Approach by Norbert Francis and Jon Reyhner (Northern Arizona

Key features

Makes an important contribution to the field of bilingual
education. Offers a practical guide for realising the
untapped potential of bilingualism and bilingual development in
schools and communities


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.

Part I: A Survey of the Americas:
History and Current Situation of Indigenous Languages in
I. Prospects for Learning and Teaching Indigenous Languages
II. State of the Languages 
III. Language Policy and Language Planning: The Role of School and 
Indigenous Language Literacy

Part II: Curriculum and Materials, Classroom Strategies
IV. Promoting Additive Bilingual Development
V. The Bilingual Classroom
VI. Biliteracy: Teaching Reading and Writing in the Indigenous Language
VII. Language Assessment
VIII. Conclusion: A Teaching Model for Realizing the
Potential of Additive Bilingualism
IX. Resources for Schools and Communities

Author information

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

Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 37
September 2002 
Format 210x148mm x + 262pp
Hbk ISBN 1-85359-601-9 £59.95 / US$89.95 / CAN$119.95
Pbk ISBN 1-85359-600-0 £24.95 / US$39.95 / CAN$49.95
Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics 
Written In: English 

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