ERIC Number: ED365112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Unlocking Australia's Language Potential: Profiles of 9 Key Languages in Australia. Volume 2, Chinese.
Smith, Doug; And Others
This work is one in a series that focuses on nine languages representing the bulk of the second language learning effort in Australian education (Arabic, Modern Standard Chinese, French, German, Modern Greek, Indonesian/Malay, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish). These languages were categorized as the Languages of Wider Teaching. This particular volume aims to describe the position of Chinese language in the various education systems in Australia, the direction and quantity of change since the introduction of the National Policy on Languages, and factors promoting and/or inhibiting expanded language teaching and study. This profile will then be set against Australia's international economic and strategic context, as well as the current dynamic situation for Chinese language usage in Australia. Recommendations are offered on how best to achieve an efficient and equitable provision of Chinese language in Australia. Appendices provide a list of references and a bibliography, language map of China, gender breakdown for primary secondary statistics of the Chinese language in Australia, and a language study questionnaire. (Contains 86 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Chinese, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Surveys, Uncommonly Taught Languages
NLLIA, Level 3, 112 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Australian National Languages and Literacy Inst., Deakin.
Note: For related documents, see FL 021 663-666. Volumes 5-9 not yet in print.