Australian language policy and the design of a national curriculum for languages

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Australia’s efforts at valuing its multilingualism through the development of national language policy have been acclaimed by international scholars on bilingualism, but all is not well with Australia’s state as a multilingual society. A significant proportion of the population is bi- or multilingual, but this is not the norm, which is particularly obvious in the education sector where Australia-wide less than 15% of students in year 12, the final year of schooling, take a language other than English. In 2011, a national language curriculum Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Languages was drafted, which is discussed in this contribution against the background of Australian language policy and with a particular focus on the distinction between different pathways of language learning.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlurilingual education
Subtitle of host publicationpolicies - practice - language development
EditorsPatrick Grommes, Adelheid Hu
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing
Pages55-74
Number of pages20
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789027270252
ISBN (Print)9789027214164
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Publication statusPublished - 2014

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NameHamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity (HSLD)
PublisherJohn Benjamins
Volume3

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Möllering, M. (2014). Australian language policy and the design of a national curriculum for languages. In P. Grommes, & A. Hu (Eds.), Plurilingual education: policies - practice - language development (1st ed., pp. 55-74). (Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity (HSLD); Vol. 3). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1075/hsld.3
Möllering, Martina. / Australian language policy and the design of a national curriculum for languages. Plurilingual education: policies - practice - language development. editor / Patrick Grommes ; Adelheid Hu. 1st. ed. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing, 2014. pp. 55-74 (Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity (HSLD)).
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Möllering, M 2014, Australian language policy and the design of a national curriculum for languages. in P Grommes & A Hu (eds), Plurilingual education: policies - practice - language development. 1st edn, Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity (HSLD), vol. 3, John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam, pp. 55-74. https://doi.org/10.1075/hsld.3

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Plurilingual education: policies - practice - language development. ed. / Patrick Grommes; Adelheid Hu. 1st. ed. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing, 2014. p. 55-74 (Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity (HSLD); Vol. 3).

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Möllering M. Australian language policy and the design of a national curriculum for languages. In Grommes P, Hu A, editors, Plurilingual education: policies - practice - language development. 1st ed. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing. 2014. p. 55-74. (Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity (HSLD)). https://doi.org/10.1075/hsld.3