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Two-way Aboriginal schooling : education and cultural survival / Stephen Harris
Bib ID 2041009
Format BookBook
Author
Harris, Stephen, 1942-
 
Description Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 1990 
xvi, 176 p. : map ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0855752181 (paperback)
Summary

In this timely book, Stephen Harris explores the theoretical concept of bicultural schooling and its practical implications of current models of bilingual education in dealing with the fundamental dilemma of Aboriginal schooling - that academic success in the Western school system could seriously undermine Aboriginal identity. The theme of the book is the role of schools in the survival of numerically small cultures. This study is not intended to be a recipe for successful schools or a blue print for curriculum development, but a catalyst for further discussion and debate among all those involved in Aboriginal education.

Examines the impact of Western educational programs and policies on Aboriginal culture maintenance while promoting effective participation in the main-stream society; Aboriginal world view/values and culture domain separation; bi-cultural schools (Strelley and Hermannsburg); functions of Aboriginal literacy in schools; components of two-way schools and curriculum planning and design; language maintenance and bilingual education.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 159-176.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Education.  |  Multicultural education -- Australia.  |  Biculturalism -- Australia.  |  Language - Bilingualism and multilingualism.  |  Education - Schools.  |  Education - Language - Literacy.  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view.  |  Education - Language - Bilingual.  |  Yurtingunya / Strelley (WA East Pilbara SF50-04)  |  Ntaria / Hermannsburg (South Central NT SF53-13)  |  Strelley (WA East Pilbara SF50-04)
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