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Title Not to lose you, my language = Wangka walytjalampa titu ngaranytjaku : bilingual education in the Northern Territory / directed by Greg Reading
Published Acton, Australian Capital Territory : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1975
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (26 min.)
Series Australasian video online
Summary This program looks at a bilingual education program in the Northern Territory set up by the Australian Department of Education, in which Aboriginal students are taught first to read and write in a language they understand. The aim of the program is to help these children see their language and culture as something worthwhile and so nurture their self-confidence and self-respect. However, both English and Aboriginal languages are used in the classroom, and as there are many different Aboriginal languages, subjects are taught in a language appropriate to the subject matter. It is to be noted that the director wrote at the time: "Despite the bilingual program, school is essentially a European institution, and the content of the film reflects this."
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed November 18, 2014)
Previously released as DVD
In English
Subject Australia. Department of Education.
Education, Bilingual -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Language and education -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Languages.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Reading, Greg, director
Read, Timothy, producer
Otton, Malcolm, producer
Film Australia (Organization), production company
National Film and Sound Archive (Australia), distributor
Other Titles Wangka walytjalampa titu ngaranytjaku : bilingual education in the Northern Territory