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Back to the Future: Recreating Natural Indigenous Language Learning Environments Through Language Nest Early Childhood Immersion Programs

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dc.contributor.author McIvor, Onowa
dc.contributor.author Parker, Aliana
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-23T16:13:17Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-23T16:13:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation McIvor, O. & Parker, A. (2016). Back to the Future: Recreating Natural Indigenous Language Learning Environments Through Language Nest Early Childhood Immersion Programs. The International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development, 3, 21-35. https://ijheld.lakeheadu.ca/article/view/1444 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://ijheld.lakeheadu.ca/article/view/1444
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/9245
dc.description.abstract For a language to have a stable future, children need to be learning it. Immersion for young children is the best method for rapid language regeneration as it can produce new proficient speakers within a few years. Although early childhood language immersion programs, commonly known as language nests, have been recognized internationally as the most successful means available today for language revitalization, this method is not yet well subscribed to in Indigenous Canada. This paper provides a picture of early childhood Indigenous immersion language programming and presents it as one viable solution to the challenge of Indigenous language loss in Canada. In addition, it is hoped that this paper can be a starting point for Indigenous community members interested in immersion early childhood approaches to their children’s health, identity development, and overall wellbeing. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development en_US
dc.title Back to the Future: Recreating Natural Indigenous Language Learning Environments Through Language Nest Early Childhood Immersion Programs en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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