Teaching English as an additional language or dialect to young learners in Indigenous contexts

Steele, Carly, and Wigglesworth, Gillian (2018) Teaching English as an additional language or dialect to young learners in Indigenous contexts. In: Oliver, Rhonda, and Nguyen, Bich, (eds.) Teaching Young Second Language Learners: practices in different classroom contexts. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 69-88.

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This chapter explores the diversity of Indigenous contexts and their differing learning needs related to Standard Australian English. It discusses some of the key theories of language learning and pedagogical approach within these contexts and how these have been applied to classroom practice in Indigenous contexts. The chapter highlights current local and mainstream assessment practices used with this group of learners, and the implications for doing so. It provides some background on the varieties of language teachers may expect to encounter when working in regional and remote communities. The chapter presents examples and discusses a range of ideas about how teachers can engage with the curriculum and the context, as well as thoughts about the assessment of the children's language. It expresses that to improve educational outcomes, it is essential for schools to incorporate both culture and literacy development in the first language. It is also important that there is community involvement in bilingual schooling.

Item ID: 62274
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-138-55610-2
Copyright Information: © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Rhonda Oliver and Bich Nguyen; individual chapters, the contributors
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 00:00
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori) @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
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