Title

Teaching students who speak Aboriginal English

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Primary English Teachers Association

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Education

RAS ID

3129

Comments

This article was originally published as: Haig, Yvonne & Konigsberg, Patricia, 1959- & Collard, Glenys & Primary English Teaching Association (Australia) (2005). Teaching students who speak Aboriginal English. Primary English teaching Association, Marrickville, N.S.W. Original available here

Abstract

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.