Reflections on My Years at Elcho and Mäpuru (1978–2015)

John Greatorex

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    For close to 40 years John Greatorex has worked with Yolŋu people in North East Arnhem Land. In this reflective chapter, John discusses the experiences that have shaped his thinking as an educator while working on Galiwin’ku at Elcho Island, in the Yolŋu Studies program at Charles Darwin University and collaborating with a small Yolŋu township to establish and then teach at Mäpuru, a small independent school. This chapter considers ways in which communities can develop better commercial understandings so that they can handle mainstream transactions while at the same time asserting teaching and learning in their own languages and on their own country.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHistory of Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory
    Subtitle of host publicationPeople, Programs and Policies
    EditorsBrian Clive Devlin, Samantha Disbray, Nancy Regine Friedman Devlin
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherSpringer Nature
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-2078-0
    ISBN (Print)978-981-10-2076-6
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

    Publication series

    NameLanguage Policy(Netherlands)
    ISSN (Print)1571-5361


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