New Book

Julia Sallabank julia at TORTEVAL.DEMON.CO.UK
Tue Nov 25 21:25:59 UTC 2003

Dear everyone

Do any of you you have any more details of this book, such as the ISBN
number or how to get hold of it? I'm interested in the way they actually use
indigenous languages in childcare.

Many thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andre Cramblit" <andrekar at NCIDC.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 6:26 PM
Subject: New Book

> Indigenous language book to keep culture alive
> A new book is helping young Indigenous children learn some of the
> that will help maintain ties with their culture into
> adulthood.
> Indigenous Children's Services Unit project development officer, Andrew
> Burns, says the book, Language - Our Right, Our
> Identity, is being used in more than 120 Indigenous child care services in
> Queensland.
> Mr Burns says the approach helps young Indigenous children become truly
> bi-lingual and move easily between their traditional
> language and English.
> "What we're actually looking at is trying to implement Indigenous
> into the early childcare curriculum, the reason being
> it's a lot easier for a child to learn certain concepts within their home
> or native language than it is to learn English, because it is a
> well-known and proven fact that English, within itself, is one of the
> hardest languages in the world to learn."

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