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Title:Iu-Mienh Literacy Lessons: Applying Learning Styles and Perceived Needs Using Familiar Texts
Abstract:This paper is a polemic for a set of literacy lessons in the Iu-Mienh language. It discusses the search for and selection of appropriate methods and models for given points and places, using Mienh, it focuses on some particular cultural patterns, sociolinguistic needs and psycholinguistic problems. It attempts to demonstrate the necessity of applying this information to literacy. Beyond that, it presents the plan for the form and content of the new text-based literacy lessons. Along with the above, it suggests some pragmatic solutions for some difficult Mienh literacy problems. Because of the nature of these lessons, the paper also analyzes the teaching potential of Iu-Mienh texts from several genres. The author applies information based on both cultural and literacy teaching experiences. These experiences cover several scripts and orthographies used among the Iu-Mienh and other language groups. She gained these experiences during more than two decades in Asia. Some conclusions vary from those of people who have not been relating literacy to culture and learning-styles. Likewise, the application may take paths other than those taken for a different culture, language or location. The appendixes include samples of some of the techniques used in making the lessons. They also contain samples of the materials themselves. An annotated bibliography closes the project.
Contributor (author):Jennings, Wanda Jean
Date (W3CDTF):1998
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60152
Extent:77 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60152
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:Payap Research and Development Institute and The Summer Institute of Linguistics
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):TH
Subject:Iu Mien language
Mienh literacy scripts; learning styles
Subject (ISO639):ium
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Jennings, Wanda Jean. 1998. Payap Research and Development Institute and The Summer Institute of Linguistics.
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Country: China
Area: Asia

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