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Supporting Indigenous language revitalisation through collaborative postsecondary proficiency-building curriculum

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dc.contributor.author Czaykowska-Higgins, Ewa
dc.contributor.author Burton, Strang
dc.contributor.author McIvor, Onowa
dc.contributor.author Marinakis, Aliki
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-14T18:49:47Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-14T18:49:47Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Czaykowska-Higgins, E., Burton, S., McIvor, O., & Marinakis, A. (2017). Supporting Indigenous language revitalisation through collaborative post-secondary proficiency-building curriculum. In Wesley Y. Leonard & Haley De Korne (eds) Language Documentation and Description, vol 14. London: EL Publishing. pp. 136- 159 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.elpublishing.org/itempage/155
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/9372
dc.description.abstract One contemporary strategy for reversing language shift undertaken by Indigenous communities includes engaging with educational institutions. In Canada language revitalisation strategies in Indigenous communities increasingly include adult language courses and programmes, often delivered through partnerships between communities and post-secondary institutions. A challenge for revitalisation strategies at the post-secondary level is creating programmes founded in Indigenous educational traditions and values within largely Euro-Western focused institutions that have themselves played a role in the colonisation of Indigenous communities. A component of shifting the legacy of colonial power relations and building Indigenous-based programmes in post-secondary institutions is to ensure these programmes are explicitly informed by, support, and respond to community needs, goals and perspectives. Here we provide a brief description of the Indigenous language revitalisation programmes offered at the University of Victoria (Canada), which seek to support the creation of new adult speakers and teachers. Our description begins with the context for the development of these programmes, and then focuses on exemplifying and discussing an Indigenous Language Teachers’ Package curriculum resource developed to support community-based language instructors as they work towards meeting their students’ proficiency-building goals. By outlining some of the complex factors taken into consideration, challenges faced, and sharing one university team’s responses to community needs, goals, and perspectives, we aim to contribute to the growing scholarship on post-secondary proficiency-focused Indigenous language programming. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Language Documentation and Description en_US
dc.subject proficiency-building en_US
dc.subject Indigenous second language learning en_US
dc.subject curriculum resources for Indigenous languages en_US
dc.subject language revitalisation and reclamation en_US
dc.title Supporting Indigenous language revitalisation through collaborative postsecondary proficiency-building curriculum en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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