Language needs of Indigenous students: issue and strategy
McTaggart, Robin (2010) Language needs of Indigenous students: issue and strategy. Queensland Teachers' Union Professional Magazine, 25 . pp. 23-27.
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The low achievement of Indigenous Australian students relative to non-Indigenous students has been ascribed to various factors. Numerous discourses dominate discussion. These discourses include cultural differences, behaviour management, morale, literacy, attendance, hearing disability, traditional language maintenance, socio-economic status, and NAPLAN scores. These are important. However, a long recognised influence within the language and literacy research communities is Indigenous students' lack of facility with Standard Australian English (SAE). This is not a problem restricted to speakers of traditional Indigenous languages.
|Item Type:||Article (Non-Refereed Research)|
|Keywords:||language needs, indigenous students, strategy, standard Australian English, NaPLAN|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||15 May 2011 22:09|
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