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ERIC Number: EJ1129085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
Dealing with Distinctiveness. Development of Chinese in the "Australian Curriculum: Languages"
Scrimgeour, Andrew; Foster, Marnie; Mao, Weifeng
Babel, v48 n2-3 p20-29 2013
This article explores some of the distinctive challenges in Chinese language education in schools and discusses how the development of the "Australian Curriculum: Chinese" has responded to these challenges. It details how the curriculum framework outlined in the "Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Languages" (ACARA, 2011) (hereafter the Shape paper), was applied firstly in addressing the characteristics of the Chinese language itself, secondly in meeting the needs of learners of diverse language background and experience, and finally in developing a curriculum for Chinese in the primary years that responds to the needs of learners in these early years of language learning.
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel: +61-29351-2022; e-mail:; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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