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Gaps in Australia’s Indigenous Language Policy: Dismantling bilingual education in the Northern Territory

        

Gaps in Australia’s Indigenous Language Policy: Dismantling bilingual education in the Northern Territory

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Young children learn best when taught through their mother tongue. This commonsenseprinciple has been supported by decades of research on bilingual education for children whodon't speak the dominant language. The research has also shown that there are positiveeffects on children’s cognitive development if they are encouraged to become strongbilinguals. For Indigenous communities, bilingual education has been highly valued not onlybecause it helps children maintain Indigenous languages, but also... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: January 16, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 16, 2013
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Submitter: Jo Caffery

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