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Indigenous Languages in Education - Policy and Practice in Australia

Disbray, Samantha (2015). Indigenous Languages in Education - Policy and Practice in Australia. UNESCO Observatory Journal: Multi-disciplinary Research in the Arts,4(1):1-26.

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IRMA ID 84278914xPUB50
Title Indigenous Languages in Education - Policy and Practice in Australia
Author Disbray, Samantha
Journal Name UNESCO Observatory Journal: Multi-disciplinary Research in the Arts
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1835-2776   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1
End Page 26
Total Pages 26
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher UNESCO Observatory for Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Indigenous Australians have long been advocating for recognition of their languages, cultures and identities. They have sought the inclusion of their languages in schools to revitalize and maintain languages and cultural knowledge, and to take an active
role in the education of their children. This paper provides an overview of Indigenous language programs and activities in education and looks to future directions and innovations that may strengthen languages in education, and in turn Australian languages. The paper argues that policy and practice for Indigenous language education interacts with policy and discourse for Indigenous languages, education outcomes and Indigenous policy more broadly. It identifies strengths and challenges for Indigenous languages, and examines national legislative frameworks, which would support Australia’s languages into the future, a goal Australia has set itself.
Keywords Indigenous language education policy in Australia
Bilingual education
Language revitalization and maintenance
Constittional recognition
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URL http://education.unimelb.edu.au/about_us/specialist-areas/arts_education/melbourne_unesco_observatory_of_arts_education/the_e-journal/volume_4_issue_1
 
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