ERIC Number: ED126683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Second Progress Report on the Bilingual Education Program in Schools in the Northern Territory.
Northern Territory Dept. of Education, Darwin (Australia).
This is the second progress report on the Bilingual Education Program implemented in 1973 in the Northern Territory of Australia. As of December 1974 the program includes 11 schools and 10 aboriginal languages used as medium of instruction. The topics discussed include the following: the four types of bilingual programs seen as evolving, and the appropriate approaches to each one; criteria important to the success of bilingual education; the administration of the program; the O'Grady/Hale Report, which reviewed the program favorably and made some recommendations; the importance of linguistics in the success of the program, as well as the establishment in 1974 of the School of Australian Linguistics as part of Darwin Community College; experiments in the use of Creole as medium of instruction; and the teaching of English as a Second Language. In addition, the report provides a list of school materials published by the Education Department in eight Aboriginal languages. An appendix contains reports from individual schools on programs incorporating Aboriginal languages. (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Territory Dept. of Education, Darwin (Australia).