Teaching students who speak Aboriginal English
Primary English Teachers Association
Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
We all bring assumptions to the classroom, based on our own culture and experiences. Some of the most difficult assumptions to unravel are about language and behaviour. Is that student speaking inappropriately, or are they speaking a different dialect? Are they really being rude, or are they expressing a different cultural norm? These are some of the questions we need to ask to be able to teach all our students effectively.