Australian Govt. Funded INOVASI Program works on Improving Learning for Indonesia’s Local Language Speakers
Australia government has funded a new program, INOVASI (Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children) to address the issue of improving education for Indonesia’s local language speaking children. Indonesia is one of the most diverse nations in terms of linguistics. Around 300 languages are spoken in this country. And the government of Indonesia mandates Bahasa Indonesia as the primary and main language of the country.
The formal education is imparted in this particular language. Though the other local languages can be taught to students in their early classes, the teachers are majorly trained to provide education in Bahasa Indonesia. According to gurupendidikan.co.id, the people who speak local languages do not even have access to proper education material or standardized alphabet to learn their own local language. And INOVASI program is aimed to help those people. The pilots have already been selected to start work in West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara.
The first learning project started in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara’s remote district, in August 2017. Under this project, the language transition took place gradually, where their local language, Bahasa Mbojo, was used as classroom instruction, and then they gradually shifted to Indonesian. This is called language bridge approach. The availability of alphabet and learning material in their local language facilitated the success of language bridge approach.
Similar approach is being undertaken in East Sumba, a remote island in Eastern Indonesia. But there are additional hurdles in Southwest Sumba, where there is no written material in their local language (Kodi). Around 20,000 people use this language across the region of Southwest Sumba. To address this, INOVASI partnered with Summer Institute of Languages (SIL) and developed the Bloom book approach. Under this, while language transition is taken well care of due to national focus, improving literacy in local language is necessary for its preservation.
According to our source (https://www.gurupendidikan.co.id/teks-ulasan/), the innovative Bloom software of SIL eases the whole process of bookmaking to allow wider participation. In this, users can create an original text, or simply use a template and insert local translations of the text. Overall, INOVASI program is focused on improving language transition while maintaining local language preservation.
Top Road Trip Destinations in Canada
Did you know that 1.93 million Americans traveled to Canada in 2020? That number was down year-over-year due to COVID-related travel restrictions.
While some Americans visit the Great White North via plane, others prefer road trips. It can be fun to plan an itinerary, book a hotel, pack the luggage, load your family into the car, and head to the border. But if a road trip to Canada is in the plans for you and yours this summer, what Canadian destinations are worth the potentially thousands of miles of driving? Keep reading to learn about the top road trip destinations in Canada.
Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan
Grasslands National Park is one of Canada’s 44 national parks and park reserves. Whether you’re an earlier bird or a night owl, the national park in Southern Saskatchewan provides an ideal prairie landscape. It’s the perfect place to unwind, immerse yourself in nature, and recalibrate your life.
Enjoy the great outdoors on a campsite, or take part in hiking adventures by exploring trails. The solitude and breathtaking beauty of this national park will leave you in awe. Make time for the Ecotour Scenic Drive. It’s about 20 km (around 12.5 miles) long and will take one to three hours to complete depending on your pace.
Toronto to Stratford, Ontario
If there’s one Canadian city most Americans have heard of, it’s Toronto. Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is the fourth largest city on the continent. It’s also home to the only authentic castle in North America. Casa Loma, located in midtown Toronto, is worth the visit. So, too, is the CN Tower, which is the biggest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. The city also has citizens representing 200+ ethnic groups.
While there’s plenty to see and do in Toronto, why stop there? It’s a good idea to include a Toronto-to-Stratford excursion while on your road trip to Canada. You must travel 150 km (about 93 miles ) west to get to Stratford. You’ll see Victorian architecture and get to take in the live theater. Most Americans probably haven’t heard of Stratford before. But when you come for a visit, there’s a good possibility you won’t ever forget it.
North Cape Coastal Drive, Prince Edward Island
If you haven’t ever taken a road trip to Prince Edward Island, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s Canada’s smallest province, but it sure offers a boatload of fun. Are you a foodie or do you like to indulge in the local cuisine when traveling? Check out the western peninsula. You can delight your tastebuds with the range of food available.
Make time to visit the Canadian Potato Museum in the province. After taking in the sites and attractions at the museum, enjoy a meal at the onsite PEI Potato Country Kitchen. The menu has items like the chili topped baked potato, which features a baked potato, homemade chili, and cheese. Meanwhile, the pulled pork potato features a baked potato topped with pulled pork, cheese, and sour cream on the side. That’s just a sampling, and all baked potato dishes are served with fresh-cut, homemade chips.
If you’re intersted in a U.S. to Canada road trip this year, the options above will give you some ideas. The sky’s the limit since there’s so much to see and do.
You’ll want to ensure your vehicle is in good working order to avoid breakdowns. You’ll also want to stay alert on the road since you’ll be traveling a lot of miles and spending hours behind the wheel of your car.
If you get into an accident, you must know what to do. In addition to reporting the accident, calling your insurer, and possibly even booking a rental car to complete your road trip, you’ll want to contact a personal injury lawyer if anyone is injured.
No one wants to consider accidents or injuries when on a road trip. But it’s best to hope for the best while being prepared for the worst. You’ll enjoy the journey and the destination a lot more when you’ve done everything possible to prepare for any possible issues.
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