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Desert schools : an investigation of English language and literacy among young Aboriginal people in seven communities
Bib ID 2854409
Format BookBook
Description [Canberra : Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, 1996 
3 v. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0642245681 (volume 1) (volume 1.])
0642245819 (set) (set ])
0642245797 (volume 2) (volume 2.])
0642245800 (volume 3) (volume 3.])
Summary

Reports outcome of the project :Aboriginal English language and literacy development project (SATCC) 1994 : the English language and literacy of Aboriginal teenagers within remote and isolated desert communities; case studies seven remote communities in South Australia; findings included : socio-economic conditions impact on attendance levels and participation in education; community goals for learning English while maintaining traditional community language; overall literacy proficiency levels inadequate for progress to secondary education; English being taught as a second or foreign language in some communities; benefits of community involvement in schooling; inequities of educational service provision to remote communities; low staffing levels; makes recommendations based on linking education with cultural, social and economic activity, linking teacher education with student education, and linking staffing and resources with professional development and school planning; proposes post graduate awards in remote area teaching; proposes strategies for strengthening community involvement in formal education.

Full contents
  • Contents : Vol. 1. Executive overview
  • v.2. Research report
  • v. 3. Literature review and bibliography.
 
Notes

A National Children's Literacy project funded by the Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs under the 1993/94 Children's Literacy National Projects and undertaken by NLLIA South Australian Teaching and Curriculum Centre, University of Adelaide and University of South Australia.

Description based on Volume 1.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Education.  |  Literacy programs -- Australia.  |  English language -- Study and teaching -- Aboriginal speakers.  |  Education, Rural -- Australia.  |  Education - Distance and remote.  |  Education - Language - English.  |  Education - Schools - Community schools.  |  Education - Language - Literacy.  |  Yalata (Far West SA Nullarbor SH52-16, Nullarbor SH53-13)  |  Pukatja / Ernabella (SA Central Australia SG53-09)  |  Papulankutja / Blackstone (Central WA Warburton SG52-10)  |  Kaltjiti / Fregon (SA Central Australia SG53-09)  |  Atitjere / Harts Range (South Central NT SF53-10, SF53-14)  |  Warakurna (Central WA Warburton SG52-02)  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)
Other authors/contributors Australia. Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs  |  National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia

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