Northern Territory's small languages sidelined from schools

Dickson, Greg (2009) Northern Territory's small languages sidelined from schools. Ogmios (40). pp. 3-4. ISSN 1471-0382

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Abstract

It’s been over a year since the government of the Northern Territory
(NT), Australia developed a policy mandating English-only teaching
for the first four hours of every school day in all schools. Previously,
some schools were ‘bilingual’, where traditional languages such as
Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri and Djambarrpuy!u were used systematically
alongside English to teach the school curriculum to young students.
These Indigenous languages are in precarious positions of having no
more than 3000 speakers, some with less.

Item Type: Article
Field of Research: 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200319 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 05:15
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2011 22:27
URI: http://eprints.batchelor.edu.au/id/eprint/128

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