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ERIC Number: EJ827368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
Perceptions of Language Teaching & Learning among Sydney Secondary Principals
Yule, Dawne
Babel, v42 n1 p12-19, 38 Jun 2007
In 2005 the AFTMLA (Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations) developed its Professional Standards for Accomplished Teaching of Languages and Cultures. These were published in a special edition of "Babel" in February 2006. Among the recommendations contained in the document, there is a section headed Program Standards that describes the conditions required for the effective implementation of language and culture programs in schools. Some teachers reading these standards will recognise the conditions under which they already teach. For others, the standards will only highlight the limitations and difficulties they face in their schools. Ultimately, responsibility for the implementation of a school's teaching and learning program rests with its principal. This article reports on an investigation into the perceptions of 49 Sydney secondary school principals about language and culture programs. The results show that the range of perspectives held by these principals is matched by a wide variety of program standards. (Contains 1 table.)
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 - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia