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Angela Harrison

Project Manager
Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL)

Central Australian Indigenous languages and education

  • Name: Angela Harrison
    Position: Project Manager,Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL)
    Research focus: Central Australian Indigenous languages and education

    Phone: +61 8 89 518 344
    Qualifications: Master of Education (research) Charles Sturt University (final stage), Graduate Diploma in Linguistics University of New England, Post-Graduate Bachelor of Education (TESOL) University of Melbourne, Diploma of Teaching (Primary) University of Melbourne, Dip App Science, Diploma of Applied Science (Medical Radiotherapy) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
  • Angela Harrison has worked in Indigenous education and language-related work in Central Australia since 1998. Prior to that she worked in Adult Literacy Education in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. She has worked with the Institute for Aboriginal Development (IAD) Dictionaries Project as a linguist/educator, NT Department of Education (NT DET) and Tanami Group School as a Language Resource Officer/linguist, the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) as a trainer/Community Liaison Officer and as a lecturer in both Foundation Studies and Higher Education at Batchelor Institute as a lecturer in Maths and Science for the Preparation for Tertiary Success course.

    • 2016 Finalist Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for “Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning” (PTS team) for approaches that are supportive and inclusive of a diverse student body
    • 2013 Winner Batchelor Institute Staff Awards for “Excellence in Teaching and Training” (PTS team)
  • Hall, Maughan, Wilkes, Thorpe, Forrest and Harrison, 'Swimming not drowning – resilience as a key determinant of success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-tertiary students', published in the Journal for Multicultural Education Vol. 9 No.3, 2015 pp.159-173
    'Warlpiri women Jaru-kurlu Warlpiri stories & songs from Wirliyajarrayi, Yurntumu, Lajamanu & Nyirrpi' Trafford Publishing 2011. I was one of the educator-linguists working with the Warlpiri elders to produce this book for use by Aboriginal teachers. It is a collection of 21 stories told by senior Aboriginal women from Warlpiri speaking communities in Central Australia. The book comes with accompanying audio CD.
    Warlpiri Education and Training Trust, Central Land Council, to work with Warlpiri communities to research and develop priorities and processes for the use of WETT funds
    Teachers’ guide to the Central Australian picture dictionaries, with Indigenous staff in remote Central Australian schools, IAD Press/NT DEET project
    Hoogenraad, R & Harrison, A 1999b, 'Why Warlpiri is Hard to Read: Designing Optimal Orthographies for Minority Languages'. Paper presented at the Joint Session of the Applied Linguistics Association Australia Congress & Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistics Association, Perth.
    Hoogenraad, R & Harrison, A 1999a, 'Contrastive Linguistic Analysis and Aboriginal TESL in Central Australia'. Paper presented at the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Congress, Perth.
    Hoogenraad, R & Harrison, A 1998 "Progress Report on Vernacular - English Research Project" Unpublished NTDE report
    Harrison, A (compiler) '2000/2001: Towards a Warlpiri Education Program'. (unpublished document) 48pp (including additional materials in Appendices) + CD. Warlpiri-patu-kurlangu Jaru Inc., Yuendumu (annotated texts for use by Warlpiri teachers) Harrison 2000
    Warlpiri Phonic Awareness Program (booklet on Warlpiri phonics teaching)
    Ethnic Inclusive Practices in an ALBE Classroom, 1993 Melbourne University DEET funded research, featured my work as one of 6 practitioners.