Sources of Evidence on Student Achievement in Northern Territory Bilingual Education Programs

Brian Devlin

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    The task of this chapter to consider how academic achievement in bilingual programs has been measured in the Northern Territory (NT). Particular attention is paid to relevant research projects, critical reviews of the relevant literature, external test results and Department of Education accreditation reports. Although some evidence of program effectiveness is available, it is fairly sparse, and not all of it warrants a high strength rating. Even so, it is not justifiable to claim, as some in positions of authority have done in recent years, that such evidence does not exist. There are datasets available to justify the claim that bilingual education programs can achieve better results and attract higher attendance than English-only approaches in similarly remote NT community schools.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHistory of bilingual education in the Northern Territory
    Subtitle of host publicationPeople, programs and policies
    EditorsBrian Devlin, Samantha Disbray, Nancy Devlin
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherSpringer Singapore
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811020780
    ISBN (Print)9789811020766
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameLanguage Policy
    ISSN (Print)1571-5361


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