Education: A school liked by Alice
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 @ 00:14
At an indigenous school in Alice Springs, Australia, an Anglican
head teacher is working zealously to raise the standards of
bilingual and bicultural education. Margaret
Holness pays him a visit
IT IS about 100°F; the end of a hot afternoon in Alice Springs,in the "red centre" of Australia. Ken Langford-Smith, the principalof Yipirinya School for indigenous children, is driving one of theschool buses that take students back to their homes in thedispiriting "town camps" that surround Alice.
Mr Langford-Smith's school day began at 7 a.m., when he pickedthe children up from their homes. Now, the children are noisy andreluctant to stay in their seats, despite the loud exhortations ...
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