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Please come to the planning meeting for the Bilingual Education Day Conference this Thursday 23rd September at 6:30 pm
To build on the success of a union anti-intervention speaking tour of Steve Patrick and Peter Inverway earlier this year, Melbourne Anti Intervention Collective is planning a bilingual education day conference on a Saturday in November.
In holding the conference we aim to raise awareness about the ban on Aboriginal languages for the first four hours of school days, and associated measures like welfare quarantining that punish students, families and Aboriginal culture for problems created by chronic under-resourcing. On a more local level, we would address questions of the place- or lack of space- for Aboriginal culture and history in the National Curriculum.
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Check the link below for recent developments on the issue of bilingual education in the Northern Territory.
Expert blasts bilingual education changes
Tags: bilingual education, Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Warlpiri
Behind the scenes of the DON’T CUT OFF OUR TONGUES! campaign: For those who missed it, the ABC Four Corners program aired on September 14 can be viewed on the following link for another four weeks: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/special_eds/20090914/language/
Tags: bilingual education, Lajamanu, Northern Territory
In September (14 or 18), the ABC Four Corners program will present a documentary on the Lajamanu Two-Way language programme, one of the NT bilingual programmes that is due to be dropped.
Please join in a ‘postcard’ mail-out campaign to lobby against this decision. There are two types of postcards:
- ‘Don’t cut off our tongues’ , addressed to Paul Henderson (NT
- ‘Reinstate bilingual education’, addressed to our MP Julia Gillard.
The postcards will be available in a couple of weeks. To support this initiative, please contact Greg Dickson, either by email (email@example.com) or
c/- Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
PO Box 1896
Katherine NT 0851
and let him know which version and how many postcards you want. Distribute them amongst your friends, family and contacts, and ask them to forward on to the targeted parties.
Any other questions can be directed to Felicity Meakins via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: bilingual programmes, Lajamanu, Northern Territory
9. All ages, ACT, All, Arabic, Events, Everyone, Greek, Indigenous, Indonesian, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish
Sunday 28 September 2008, 10am-5pm
Explore the many languages of the Canberra region
Enjoy music, dance and food from many cultures
Join a free workshop! Try your hand at Arabic, Greek, Korean, Indonesian, Mandarin, Spanish, or an indigenous language; explore the Cyrillic script or Japanese writing; make a podcast in another language, hear how languages can be a career asset …
Roam around the stalls and discover the world’s languages!
Find out how and where they are taught in the Canberra region
Click here to download the event poster in PDF format
Click here to download the event poster in Word format
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