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Will It Hurt? Teaching in Maori, or Pitjantjatjara

Richard Benton

In 1990 it may be relatively easy to set up state-funded schools in New Zealand which do not teach in English. Although many countries have parallel school systems teaching in different languages, somehow, in Australia and New Zealand the idea seems strange. What are the facts about going to school in a language which is not the major language? Does it hurt?

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