TITLE

How to talk to Aboriginal students

AUTHOR(S)
Tonkinson, Myrna
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Eureka Street;10/23/2009, Vol. 19 Issue 20, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the moves to improve the literacy of indigenous students in Australia. To address the issue, Noel Pearson's Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) improved educational participation and outcomes in four communities in Cape York. Moreover, aboriginal educator Dr. Chris Sarra hosted the Stronger Smarter Summit, where Education Minister Julia Gillard discussed the significance of English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching skills.
ACCESSION #
45409712

 

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