Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Tangen, Donna J. & Mergler, Amanda G. (2008) Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. In Tangen, Donna J., Bland, Derek C., Spooner-Lane, Rebecca S., Sedgley, Teresa L., Mergler, Amanda G., Mercer, Louise, et al. (Eds.) Engaging diverse learners. Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, pp. 166-184.

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There is no single phrase to describe students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD). Indeed, there are many different definitions that describe culture; most definitions include such features as the knowledge, rules, traditions, beliefs and values that guide a particular group. The group can defined along religious, ethnic, racial, gender, social class or other criteria. Every individual is a member of many different groups and so is influenced by many different cultures. This chapter will explore the impact of culture on students described as CALD in relation to their schooling in Australia. Included in this group will be students who have English as a second (or third or fourth) language and Indigenous Australian students.

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ID Code: 14031
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Indigenous Australians, Culturally diversity, Linguistic diversity
ISBN: 9781442501126
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Pearson Education Australia
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:45

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