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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

Young children learn best when taught through their mother tongue. This commonsense principle has been supported by decades of research on bilingual education for children who don't speak the dominant language. The research has also shown that there are positive effects on children’s cognitive development if they are encouraged to become strong bilinguals. For Indigenous communities, bilingual education has been highly valued not only because it...

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