ERIC Number: ED452712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Partnership for Change: The NALSAS Strategy. Interim Progress Report of the First Quadrennium of the NALSAS Strategy, 1995-1998.
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
The basic task of the National Asian Languages and Studies in Australian Schools (NALSAS) strategy has been to resource and promote the teaching and learning of Asian languages and studies of Asia in Australian schools. NALSAS focuses on four Asian languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean. The studies of Asia are broader, not just focused on the four areas where the selected languages are national languages. It is argued that NALSAS is important for Australia and its future, because Australia must engage more effectively with the region it finds itself. This report highlights the significant activities and achievements that have occurred during the first 4 years of NALSAS and it outlines outcomes to date in terms of increased student participation nationally, increased numbers of schools offering the four priority NALSAS languages, increased numbers of teachers trained or retrained in the four priority NALSAS languages and undergoing significant professional development for the learning and teaching of the languages and studies of Asia. The report also documents the concerted national effort in the key areas of teacher training and development, program delivery, curriculum resources, and international and cooperative partnerships. Four appendices are included. (KFT)
Descriptors: Chinese, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Language Planning, Multicultural Education, National Programs, Official Languages, Professional Development, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia