Type of Document Dissertation Author Lockee, Barbara B. URN etd-134513359611541 Title Development of a Hypermedia Template Using Whole Language Instructional Methods for the Preservation of Native American Languages Degree PhD Department Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Burton, John K. Head, J. Thomas Magliaro, Susan G. Shrum, Judith L. Moore, David Michael Committee Chair Keywords
Date of Defense 1996-03-01 Availability unrestricted AbstractThis developmental study addresses the
problem of Native American language loss
through the development of a new instructional
model to teach indigenous languages to Native
American learners. Whole language methods
advocated in second language instruction
incorporate observational learning strategies -
strategies which are inherent in the Native
American home, but often ignored in school.
Instructional technology provides a mechanism
for the development of curriculum materials
which reflect appropriate instructional
techniques. A template with embedded whole
language methods to address
culturally-specific learning strategies was
created through the use of hypermedia. The
design, development, and implementation of
the project template is detailed. The thematic
content framework of the template is local
legends about the origins of celestial elements.
A sample product using the Cherokee
language was created from the template and
pilot tested on a reservation in North Carolina.
Pilot test data is discussed, as well as
recommendations for future research in the use
of technology for Native American language
preservation. A Developer's Guide to
Template Modification is appended to support
the adaptation of the template for use with
other Native American languages.
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