ERIC Number: EJ666338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Assimilation or Pluralism? Changing Policies for Minority Languages Education in Australia.
Smolicz, Jerzy J.; Secombe, Margaret J.
Language Policy, v2 n1 p3-25 2003
Traces the effects on Australian language policy of a changing sociolinguistic situation--increasing multilingualism--and a weakening of a monolingual ideology. Analyzes the country' s emergence from an assimilationist past to its embracement of a more multicultural approach with special reference to young Cambodian-Australian's educational achievements that show the vital importance of school support for minority language literacy and students' subsequent professional advancement. (VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia