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2013

Australian Catholic University

Theses/Dissertations

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education

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English As A Distant Language: An Investigation Of Teachers’ Understanding, Richard Gaffney Mar 2013

English As A Distant Language: An Investigation Of Teachers’ Understanding, Richard Gaffney

Theses

Indigenous students living in Traditional language communities in countries such as Australia and Papua New Guinea, where English is the language of education, attend primary schools where they learn using English. This study is an investigation of how teachers understand the English environment experience of Indigenous students who live in Traditional language communities and the requirements for their successful learning in English. Most of the research on Indigenous students has concentrated on Indigenous students in general rather than the specific language and learning context of those who live in Traditional language communities. The unique nature of these communities’ English language ...