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Aboriginal Languages, cultures and reclamation in Victorian schools

Standards for Aboriginal Languages were developed as part of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS), after extensive consultation and collaboration with Victorian Aboriginal communities. Teaching Aboriginal Languages in Victoria is centred around language reclamation, revival and cultural studies, making it different from the other five language categories of the VELS.

This publication  has been revised to reflect the AusVELS – the curriculum framework for Victorian government and Catholic schools from 2013. 

For Aboriginal children, a school environment which positively reflects the cultural values learned at home is closely related to attendance and achievement. The Wannik strategy recognises the specific requirements of Aboriginal students, supporting the incorporation of Aboriginal Languages and culture in the school curriculum as well as in modes of teaching more generally.

To assist schools successfully establish an Aboriginal Language program, a set of Protocols has been developed and are included with this resource. It is strongly recommended that schools refer to these Protocols when establishing a program in Aboriginal Languages.

The VCAA acknowledges the work of Aboriginal communities from across Victoria in the development and production of this resource.

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Aboriginal Languages, cultures and reclamation in Victorian schools

This booklet provides standards P–10 and protocols for Aboriginal Languages as part of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.

 

Aboriginal Languages, cultures and reclamation in Victorian schools booklet
 

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