ERIC Number: EJ926438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Issues in English Language Assessment of Indigenous Australians
Malcolm, Ian G.
Language Assessment Quarterly, v8 n2 p190-199 2011
Although English is widely used by Indigenous Australians as the main means of communication, national testing has consistently raised questions as to the level of their English language and literacy achievement. This article examines contextual factors (historical, linguistic, cultural, socio-political and educational) which underlie this situation and calls for a more context-sensitive approach to the English language assessment of Indigenous Australians. (Contains 2 footnotes.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Achievement, Indigenous Populations, Literacy, Cultural Context, Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Social Influences, History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Australia