ERIC Number: ED266208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Multicultural and Migrant Education.
Australian Inst. of Multicultural Affairs, Melbourne (Australia).
The objectives of this review of multicultural and migrant education in Australia were to survey nationally current activities; assess whether programs can be improved and, if so, make recommendations for change; and identify areas requiring further research. The review covers the following topics: (1) patterns of Australian multiculturalism; (2) issues of education in a multicultural society, with discussion of teaching English as a second language, teaching of community languages, and studies of ethnic and cultural diversity; (3) community views on multicultural education; (4) discussion of relevant activities in government, Catholic, and non-Catholic independent schools; (5) the role of ethnic schools; (6) how tertiary institutions contribute to multicultural and migrant education through teaching community languages, preparing teachers of English as a Second language, and courses in cultural and ethnic diversity.; (7) issues of adult migrant education including home tutoring, courses in industry, and English teaching by television; and (8) what the government support structures are for multicultural education. Recommendations for action are made where clearly applicable and areas for further research are identified. A summary of conclusions and recommendations is included as well as a listing of contributors. (CG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Government Role, Immigrants, Multicultural Education, Native Language Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Public Schools, Research Needs
Australian Inst. of Multicultural Affairs, 300 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Multicultural Affairs, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia