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RESULTS: 25 ITEMS FOR CATEGORY Education & teaching

Aboriginal English [aus-x-aeq]
Source: Australian Council of TESOL Associations
Various resources and research aimed at improving educational outcomes through focus on the interface between Aboriginal English and ESL (English as a Second Language).
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Arrernte [aus-x-arq]
Source: Marjorie Petrick/FATSIL
Arrernte woman Marjorie Petrick is pioneering the use of Braille to read and write the Arrernte language, supported by the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics unit at Batchelor Institute.
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Dhurga [dhu]
Source: New South Wales Government
See Learning from each school's experience for case studies from Broulee, Brewarrina, Forbes North, Hillston, Lightning Ridge, St Joseph's, Bourke, Bowraville, Dubbo, Lower Darling, Menindee, Parkes and Vincentia; many include students and teachers speaking or singing in language. [Classified under Dhurga althoug hthis is just one of many language represented]
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Dieri [dif]
Source: Aboriginal Languages Network: teachers and cultural specialist team, focused on Port Augusta
A team of teachers and cultural specialists based in Port Augusta, involved in revitalisation programs for over 1000 students of Adnyamathanha, Arabana, Dieri, and Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara. Excellent range of teaching and learning resources, from printable story books to interactive games (such as Who Wants to Be an Arabana Millionaire? and Dieri Bingo).
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Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay [kld]
Source: Viv Evans & Suellyn Tighe
A hub for learning Gamilaraay, used 2009 - 2010 for a trial course of Gamilaraay Online.
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Kaurna [zku]
Source: University of Adelaide
Courses in the Kaurna language taught at the University of Adelaide and Salisbury High School (teacher: Jack Kanya Buckskin). The site is also "the Internet home of Kaurna Warra, the language of the people of the Adelaide Plain", with information about the language, language projects and resources, place names, news and events.
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Source: Kaurna Warra Pityandi/University of Adelaide
Summer school at the University of Adelaide: Summer School, 14th-25th January 2013.
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Pitjantjatjara [pjt]
Source: Ngapartji Ngapartji
A result of the Pitjantjatjara art-language project Ngapartji Ngapartji that was run on Arrernte country in Mparntwe (Alice Springs).

See also site at http://ninti.ngapartji.org/, where you can register for free and take 20 simple language lessons.

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Wiradjuri [wrh]
Source: Connie Ah See, NSW Ed Dept
The Wiradjuri Nation. Includes activities and materials for Wiradjuri to be used in the classroom.
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Yandrruwandha [ynd]
Source: FATSIL
Queen Elizabeth included a visit to the Muda Aboriginal Corporation in Bourke on her Australian tour. Here, she spoke at the Yandruwandha Language Program, run by Greg McKellar.
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Yolngu [aus-x-yoq]
Source: ARDS
Online purchase of publications for learning Gupapuyngu. ARDS (Aboriginal Resource and Development Services) is an arm of the Northern Regional Council of Congress of the Uniting Church.
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Yuwaalaraay [aus-x-yuq]
Source: St Josephs School, Walgett/ABC
ABC Video showing the revitalisation of Yuwaalaraay/Gamilaraay in Walgett, with interviews with the late Uncle Ted Fields, Karen Flick, "JB" John Brown, and John Giacon.
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Many languages or language not specified
Source: IndigOz
Links to useful resources for teachers of Aboriginal languages, including conferences, syllabi, language centres. See also A &TSI Language Teachers' Circle.
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Source: South Australian Government
Supports curriculum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, multiculturalism and intercultural understanding, and Aboriginal languages. Was formerly Languages and Multicultural Resource Centre. See the catalogue at http://bookmark.central.sa.edu.au/malrc.htm.

The site has an interesting list of not recommended sites, with reviews.

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Source: NSW government
Teaching and syllabus information for and from NSW schools. Click on Leaning from each school's experience for case studies and information from Brewarrina, Broulee, Forbes North, Hillston Central, Lightning Ridge, St Joseph's, Bourke, Bowraville, Nambucca Heads, Dubbo, Lower Darling, Menindee, Parkes and Vincentia schools, some with students and teachers speaking and singing.
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Source: NSW Government
Practical advice, resources and case studies for the teaching of Aboriginal languages in NSW schools. See also the many resources downloadable from this page.
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Source: New South Wales Government
Practical advice and resources for Aboriginal language and literacy teaching. See also QALT.
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Source: DETE, South Australia, Language and Multiculturalism Team
A school systems newsletter to keep teaching teams informed about activities and developments in the Aboriginal languages. Download the newsletter from this page.
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Source: Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
A booklet describing standards, methods and protocols for teaching Aboriginal Languages.
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Source: NSW Board of Studies
Assistance for schools in setting up Aboriginal language programs under the NSW K-10 Syllabus.
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Source: NSW Department of Education and Training
Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme (AGQTP) project for schools starting Aboriginal language programs. Includes syllabus examples; downloadable teaching resources for NSW languages; audio on language protocols for consultation from Lynne Riley-Mundine, Hazel Rhodes and Clarrie Hoskins.
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Source: Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
CALL's aim is to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge within an indigenous framework, currently in the fields of Linguistics, Vernacular Literacy, Interpreting, Translation, Research and Communication.
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Source: House of Representatives/Australian Parliament
A 2011 enquiry into benefits of giving attention and recognition to Indigenous languages, benefits of including Indigenous languages in early education, methods to improve outcomes etc. The final report of September 2012, submissions and proceedings are online.
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Source: Kevin Lowe, New South Wales Board of Studies
Paper about the interaction between schools and communities, in regard to establishing language programs. Includes discussion about ownership and controls that Aboriginal communities seek over their languages. See also the abstract, which notes the author details.
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Source: SA Dept of Education and Children's Services
Comprehensive information about teaching Aboriginal Languages in SA schools; listings of schools and languages; bibliography; language and teaching support materials.
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