Milingimbi is an isolated, traditionally oriented Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory of Australia. A bilingual program in English and Gupapuyngu was started at Milingimbi School in 1973. For four years, children from both English-only and bilingual classes were tested for achievement in academic subjects. By Year 7, the children from bilingual classes were performing better in seven out of ten tests than the English-only children.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||TESOL Quarterly: a journal for teachers of English to speakers of other languages and of standard English as a second dialect|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
Christie, M., Gale, K., McClay, D., & Harris, S. (1981). Academic achievement in the Milingimbi bilingual education program. TESOL Quarterly: a journal for teachers of English to speakers of other languages and of standard English as a second dialect, 15(3), 297-314. https://doi.org/10.2307/3586755