ERIC Number: ED457692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
A Description and Exploratory Evaluation of Program Types in Indigenous and Community Languages. Final Report.
Lo Bianco, Joseph, Ed.
The approaches to language maintenance in Australia are diverse and heterogeneous and include at least three kinds of programs: bilingual education programs; ethnic school programs (after hours or weekend programs that are controlled and managed by the community concerned); and mainstream school programs where the indigenous native language is being taught as a school subject as part of the normal school curriculum. This report is divided into three parts. Part A discusses the salient themes of language education common to all students. Part B consists of a series of site reports on language education in different parts of Australia, including language maintenance via community controlled schooling (the case of Arabic in New South Wales); language maintenance via mainstream schooling (the cases of Khmer in Western Australia and Chinese and Italian in Victoria); and language maintenance via revitalization and revival (the cases of Noongar and Yindjibarndi, also in Western Australia). Part C is a cost benefit analysis of the various programs. Part D is a resource kit for establishing community language programs, with numerous organizational and individual points of contact. (Contains 51 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Community Programs, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Heritage Education, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Language Planning, National Programs, Official Languages, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publications and Clearinghouse Manager, Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia. Tel: 613-9612-2600.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Language Australia, Melbourne (Victoria).
Identifiers - Location: Australia