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At benchmark? Evaluating the Northern Territory bilingual education program

Disbray, Samantha


The Northern Territory (NT) bilingual program set out a range of goals to provide remote Indigenous communities a bilingual, biliterate and bicultural education and achieved a range of outstanding successes. Yet, when the NT government closed the program in 2008, these achievements were not recognised. The only measure of the program’s success was the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test results for the Northern Territory that year. This paper looks at a range of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
Source: Selected Papers from the 44th Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, 2013
Access Rights: Open Access


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