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Bilingual education and the language of news

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Bilingual education and the language of news
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Bilingual education and the language of news
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eng
Summary
[Abstract from AIATSIS Research - Lisa Waller] This seminar will explore the relationship between news and the Northern Territory's bilingual education policy through understandings of journalism practice and the media practices of the policy community. The importance of building public support for bilingual education was highlighted in the first government report on the Northern Territory's pilot programs in 1974. A federally sponsored film, 'Not to Lose You My Language' (1975), was made soon after to explain the rationale for this new approach in Indigenous education and show the public how the programs work. However, this early effort was not sustained, resulting in a lack of genuine public discussion and understanding. The news media has shown little interest in the policy except when it's been made a political issue. However, in recent times conservative politicians and commentators have launched sustained and co-ordinated media attacks as part of a wider Assimilationist agenda. The seminar will demonstrate the mismatches between the policy community's practices and media processes and show how this has shaped media representations and public understanding of bilingual education
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Filmed in Canberra, A.C.T., 2011
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Abstract
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Lisa Waller
Series statement
AIATSIS_109 ; V09319_1-13
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Bilingual education and the language of news
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http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
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Publication
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  • Not auditioned
  • This work is part of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project 'Australian news media and Indigenous policymaking 1988-2008'
  • The views and opinions expressed by speakers during the AIATSIS Seminar Series do not necessarily reflect those of AIATSIS, and the Institute accepts no responsibility for them
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Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Kate Smith;
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AIATSIS_001
Label
Bilingual education and the language of news
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/using-collection/ordering-collection-items
Publication
Note
  • Not auditioned
  • This work is part of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project 'Australian news media and Indigenous policymaking 1988-2008'
  • The views and opinions expressed by speakers during the AIATSIS Seminar Series do not necessarily reflect those of AIATSIS, and the Institute accepts no responsibility for them
Governing access note
Conditions apply
Immediate source of acquisition
Kate Smith;
Note
Release form
Stock number
AIATSIS_001

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