Indigenous language

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  • Indigenous Language Skills

    Introduction Despite the Australian government’s pledge to “close the gap”, many Indigenous students continue to struggle with their educational outcomes at school. The writing and language skills of Indigenous students in year 7 have been found to be behind their non-Indigenous peers by approximately 58 months and many Indigenous students continue to leave school prematurely (Australian Government, 2015, p. 5; Rose, 2011, p. 89). In ‘Message Stick: Strong and Smart’ (2003), Principal Chris Sarra has proven that it is possible to change these statistics and help Indigenous students to reach their full potential. The documentary provides many examples of effective strategies and useful resources for improving the outcomes and engagement of…

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  • Indigenous Language Teaching

    INTRODUCTION The purpose of the first part of this report critically reflects on the understandings in Indigenous Education that have been gained from unit topics. The report acknowledges that Standard Australian English is a second language for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, that attitudes need to change both of teachers and of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and parents, and the need for schools to adopt a culturally supportive framework. In addition best…

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  • Indigenous Nigerian Language In Nigeria

    the most influential language globally, with more non-native speakers around the world than native speakers (Park and Wee, 2012). There are over 400 million speakers of English, and although there are a few languages with more speakers in the world, those languages owe their numbers to mother-tongue speakers. Whereas, English owes its prominence to how widely adopted it is in other countries, and the special status it enjoys in global affairs. Since the introduction of English Language into the…

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  • SOA History

    Torres Strait Islander, and other Oceanian people. Evidence of the art of the Aboriginal people in Australia dates back at least 30,000 years. The Australian Aboriginal languages comprise up to twenty-seven language families and isolates native to the Australian Aborigines. At the start of the 21st century, fewer than 150 Indigenous languages of approximately 750 languages remain in daily use. It is important to note that the indigenous people of Australia the Aborigines comprise approximately…

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  • Oppression Of Indigenous Aboriginals

    And it all began with the European invasion in 1700 led by Captain Cook. The invasion into Australia in 1700 completely changed the lives of the Indigenous Aboriginals, obstructing with the traditional, cultural and ancient lifestyle that the Indigenous Aboriginals had led for over 1000 years. Gone were the life led by peace and independence and began the horrible period in their history in which oppression and injustice ruled over their…

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  • Summary: The Tragic Decline Of Native American Culture

    communities speaking their own languages and practicing their own cultures already here. That fateful day marked the beginning of a tragic decline in Native American cultures through the introduction of disease, systematic genocide and government efforts to subjugate and even eradicate the indigenous peoples in this country. These actions were largely motivated by the greed and religious fervor of the invaders, and were designed to take over the rich land and resources found on this, so called…

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  • Indigenous Intelligence And Cognitive Analysis

    culture is an underlying factor of intelligence it can become a problematic issue when assessing Indigenous Australians. Gardener’s multiple intelligence theory, along with Charles Spearman’s g factor theory and Lewis Terman Standford-Binet scales are all underlying theories which all address the same issues in the accuracy of assessments. Literature suggest that language, literacy skills, education and cultural norms across Western and Indigenous culture differ which can result in an inaccuracy…

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  • The Rabbit Proof Fence

    Anthem, and The Rabbit Proof Fence are three such texts that use language to…

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  • The Stolen Generation Analysis

    The term ‘Stolen Generation’ was devised by Australian historian Peter Read in the early 1980’s. It refers to those Aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their families by government and non-government agencies under racialist assimilation policies and laws. The removals of these tens of thousands of Aboriginal children occurred throughout the late 1800’s to the 1970’s. The reasoning for this situation arose when the public felt that the Aboriginal children were disadvantaged in…

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  • Indigenous Education

    Education for the majority of Indigenous students is a daily struggle. The author has discovered that literacy in particular is difficult for Indigenous students to comprehend. Harrison and Sellwood (2016) points out, average literacy scores for Indigenous students are much lower than that of Australian students as a whole. The author believes educators are faced with the challenge to adjust their strategies to help increase the literacy levels of Indigenous students. Ordinary teaching practices…

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