It was the purpose of this study to determine whether, and to what degree, the quality of instruction of non-English-speaking beginning Indian children could be improved by the (1) elaboration of the curriculum of selected beginning classrooms to provide wider learning experiences for the children, and (2) acquainting the teachers of these classrooms with aids, skills, and techniques judged to be effective in teaching oral English to Indian children and in promoting readiness for reading.
The study, as is seen, was in actuality an experiment in curriculum building and teacher education focused upon a specific instructional problem, namely: teaching a second language to Indian children.
Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
Level of Degree
Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
First Committee Member (Chair)
Miles Vernon Zintz
Second Committee Member
Chester C. Travelstead
Third Committee Member
Henry Carleton Ellis
Condie, LeRoy. "An Experiment in Second-Language Instruction of Beginning Indian Children in New Mexican Public Schools." (1961). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_teelp_etds/260