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Going to School in a Different World

  • Gillian Wigglesworth
  • Jane Simpson
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities book series (PSMLC)

Abstract

School is a turning point for most children—a time when they leave their preschool years and embark on several years of schooling. While this challenges most children, the challenge is greater for children who enter the school system without previous access to the language of education. This is particularly the case for a proportion of Indigenous children across the world. This chapter explores and contextualises the complex range of challenges these children face, discusses solutions and relates them to the chapters which follow.

Keywords

Indigenous children Language ecology Multilingual repertoire Literacy Australia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gillian Wigglesworth
    • 2
  • Jane Simpson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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