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ERIC Number: EJ843474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
Words Are the Daughters of Earth: Language as a Way of Knowing
Patel, Anita
Babel, v41 n2 p24-26, 38 Dec 2006
In this article, the author gives a short account of her own perceptions about teaching and learning a second language in Australian schools. She emphasises that these are her own observations, which have been coloured by her conversations with language teaching colleagues and students over many years. In this respect her views differ from those presented by academics, policy makers, and commentators who usually speak at conferences for teachers. Her views come directly from her past experience as a student in an Australian classroom and her present experience as a teacher in a senior secondary college in Canberra.
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; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia