Book shares native student insights

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Mon Jun 30 21:38:28 UTC 2008

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The Vancouver Sun

Book shares native student insights

First nations children don't like to show off by answering their
teacher's questions, research shows

First nations students are dramatically different learners than their
non-native peers, and that difference is apparent from as young as
six, a researcher from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania has

Frederick White recently published his book, Ancestral Language
Acquisition Among Native Americans: A Study of a Haida Language Class,
after spending time researching a Grade 1 Skidegate elementary class.

During his time on the Queen Charlotte Islands, White observed 16
distinctive elements of first nations learning styles.

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