Making space for multilingualism in Australian schooling

Marianne Turner, Russell Cross

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    Abstract

    In this article we introduce the special issue: Language(s) across the
    curriculum in Australian schools. The special issue includes a focus
    on English as an additional language in mainstream classes,
    Indigenous education, heritage languages and foreign languages,
    and we give background to these different though frequently
    overlapping contexts. By considering context, we seek to
    demonstrate the timeliness and importance both of the special
    issue and of a focus on the experiences of students, teachers,
    parents and members of the community in bilingual and
    multilingual initiatives. Despite the empirical focus being Australian
    schools, we understand that the findings may resonate with other
    setting where monolingual ways of thinking are dominant. We
    conclude this introductory article by providing the structure and
    overview of the special issue.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)289 - 297
    Number of pages9
    JournalLanguage and Education
    Volume30
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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