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Iu-Mienh Literacy Lessons: Applying Learning Styles and Perceived Needs Using Familiar Texts
Title:
Iu-Mienh Literacy Lessons: Applying Learning Styles and Perceived Needs Using Familiar Texts
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Contributor:
Jennings, Wanda Jean (author)
Date:
1998
Publisher:
Payap Research and Development Institute and The Summer Institute of Linguistics
Description:
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.
Content language:
English
Subject language:
Iu Mien
Language family:
Hmong-Mien
Country:
Thailand
DCMI type:
Text
Other subject:
Mienh literacy scripts; learning styles
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Archive: SIL Language and Culture Archives
Online: Yes
Subject language: Iu Mien
Language family: Hmong-Mien
Geographic region: Asia
Country: Thailand
DCMI type: Text
Content language: English
Date: 1950 - 1999
Date: 1990 - 1999
Contributor: Jennings, Wanda Jean
Publisher: Payap Research and Development Institute and The Summer Institute of Linguistics
Title: Iu-Mienh Literacy Lessons: Applying Learning Styles and Perceived Needs Using Familiar Texts
Other subject: Mienh literacy scripts; learning styles