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ERIC Number: ED187058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Education of Australian Aboriginal Children in Cross-Cultural Context.
Bowd, Alan D.
Problems in educating children of minority cultures are examined with particular application to Australian Aboriginal children. Three models (the remedial, the supplementary, and the instrumental) for educating culturally different children are contrasted, with the instrumental model (in which the content and techniques of the school are used to meet the aspirations of the native community itself) seen as being preferable. The models are applied to the various approaches for teaching standard English to Aboriginal children. The author identifies the following positive trends in contemporary Aboriginal education: training of teachers specializing in Aboriginal education, changes in curriculum to include Aboriginal studies for all Australian children, the development of relevant language and reading programs, and changes in curriculum content and methods by teachers of Aboriginal children. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Aboriginal People; Australia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session W-41).