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 principal
of Yipirinya School for indigenous children, is driving one of the
school buses that take students back to their homes in the
dispiriting "town camps" that surround Alice.
Mr Langford-Smith's school day began at 7 a.m., when he picked
the children up from their homes. Now, the children are noisy and
reluctant to stay in their seats, despite the loud ...
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