An alien from their own language: The case of Japanese in New South Wales

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Show simple item record Oguro, SG Moloney, R 2010-05-28T09:57:53Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Babel, 2010, 44 (2), pp. 22 - 31
dc.identifier.issn 0005-3503
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract In late 2008, the Australian Government announced funding for a national collaborative project to develop a curriculum framework for courses of study in Chinese (Mandarin Mandarin (ma(n`d?ri(n) [Port. mandar=to govern, or from Malay mantri=counselor of state], a high official of imperial China. For each of the nine grades there was a different colored button worn on the dress cap. ), Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean for 'heritage speakers' of these languages at the senior secondary school level. This article examines some of the issues surrounding this development, investigating one of these languages (Japanese) as a case study. Drawing on previous research, it explores who might be considered a 'heritage' speaker/learner in the Australian secondary school context, how extensive this subgroup sub·group n. 1. A distinct group within a group; a subdivision of a group. 2. A subordinate group. 3. Mathematics A group that is a subset of a group. tr.v. ..... Click the link for more information. of learners of Japanese is in the community of New South Wales New South Wales, state (1991 pop. 5,164,549), 309,443 sq mi (801,457 sq km), SE Australia. It is bounded on the E by the Pacific Ocean. Sydney is the capital. The other principal urban centers are Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Lismore, Wollongong, and Broken Hill. , and what courses of language study these students are currently undertaking at the senior secondary level. The project collected data through interviews with schoolteachers experienced in teaching 'heritage' speakers of Japanese. These teachers' voices provide informed perceptions of how appropriate the current offering of language courses at senior secondary level for 'heritage' language learners is. The article concludes with a discussion of some of the challenges which lie ahead in the teaching of heritage language courses.
dc.publisher Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations
dc.title An alien from their own language: The case of Japanese in New South Wales
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Babel
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 44
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 22 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 31 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
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dc.for 2003 Language Studies
dc.personcode 021192
dc.percentage 100 en_US Language Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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dc.description.keywords heritage language education, curriculum development, Japanese
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
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