Slovenian language studies in Victoria – Bibliography

Aleksandra Ceferin (BA Hons, MA, Dip Ed) became involved with the teaching of Slovenian language in Victoria and the Slovenian community in 1976. It meant an intensive involvement with the process of educational reform, course development and publication over three decades. She was also at various times a participant in the emerging multicultural society of Australia and found herself in the position of not only organizing and developing the teaching of Slovenian language but also of informing Slovenian public in Australia and Slovenia of developments of interest to the Slovenian community and the education of their children. The focus was on Slovenian language, and its importance to the students, their parents and the community as a whole.

She began publishing articles in Slovenian language in 1976. The series of articles marks the process of events, issues, and information that Aleksandra Ceferin wrote for the Slovenian community since 1976, and published for the most part in the monthly journal Misli, later also in Glas Slovenije, Rodna Gruda, Slovenščina v šoli, MLTAV Newsletter (Modern Language Teachers Association of Victoria).
She also published the books: Slovenian Literary Reader, Slovenian Folk Songs,  Slovenian Language in Australia-25 years of Slovenian Language in Victorian Schools (2003) and curriculum publications for German and Slovenian languages (1992 – 2003) of the Education Department of Victoria.
Since 1998 she is director and chief editor of and publishes mainly on the web.

Articles by Aleksandra L Ceferin  1976 – 2004

Organizacija in problemi poučevanja slovenščine, Misli, sept-okt 1976

Documents: 9.5 STAV Articles 1976-1997

Šolanje v Sloveniji, zamejstvu in zdomstvu, Misli, jan. 1977
Prvo leto slovenščine v srednji šoli, Misli, dec. 1977

Slovenci in knjiga, Misli, jan.1978

Slovenščina v avstralskih šolah, Misli, jan. 1979
Šolanje v Viktoriji, Misli, feb., 1979
Slovenci v Avstraliji – iz predavanja na Monash Univerzi, 23 julija 1979, Misli, sept.1979

O naših kulturnih dejavnostih, p. Basil Valentin, intervju z mag. prof. Aleksandro Ceferin, Misli, jan., 1980
Slovenka v etničnem svetu, Misli, mar. 1980
Etnično TV dobimo v oktobru, Misli, sep. 1980
Seminar za slovensko besedo v svetu, Misli avg.1980

Počevanje slovenščine – naša stalna skrb, Misli, jan-feb, 1981
Spremembe v tehnologiji in njihov vpliv, Misli, marc, 1981
Nekaj zanimivih informacij. Poročilo o delu in stanju etničnega šolstva v mejah avstralskega multikulturalizma, Misli, maj, 1981
Novi avstralski svet za prebivalstvo in etnične zadeve, Misli, jun. 1981
AIMA – Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs, Misli, okt. 1981
Seminar etničnih knjižničarjev, Misli, avg. 1981
Omembe je vredno – petletnica poučevanja slovenščine in prva matura, Misli, nov. 1981
Avstralsko državljanstvo in novonaseljenci, Misli, sept 1981

Slovenian Teachers Association of Victoria, iz razgovorov ob petletnici, Misli,
jan-feb, 1982
Naseljevanje in zaposlitev, Misli apr.1982
Kolikor jezikov znaš – toliko mož veljaš!, Misli. jun.1982
Mladina piše, ed. A Ceferin, Misli, avg.1982
Naši maturanti, Misli, dec 1982

Še eno šolsko leto za nami, Misli, jan-feb 1983
Slovenske knjige na razstavi, Misli, apr. 1983
Še o državljanstvu, Misli, sept. 1983
Slovenska pesem med nami, Misli. jul.1983
Mesec izpitov, Misli, nov.1983

Šola mnogih jezikov, Misli, jan-feb 1984

Novo berilo slovenskega slovstva, Misli, jan-feb, 1985
Obletnici naseljevanja: 1988 – Avstralija 200 let, 1985 – Viktorija 150 let

Popis avstralskega prebivalstva, Misli. apr. 1986

Otrok in šola, Misli jan-feb 1987
Študent in delo, Misli, apr. 1987
Važnost učenja jezikov, Misli, avg.1987
V Viktoriji: nova šola za jezike, Misli, dec. 1987

40 let našega naseljevanja v Avstraliji, Misli, nov.1988

O našem šolanju – 1990, Misli jan-feb 1990

Viktorijska šola in jeziki, Misli, dec. 1992

Viktorija-Dvanajst let slovenske mature/Sedemnajst let šolskega pouka, 1993: Ples slovenskih maturantov, Glas Slovenije, jan 1994GA
Slovenija in slovenščina na Language Expo 1994, Glas Slovenije, 31 aug. 1994
The Teaching of Slovenian Language in Australia, Glas Slovenije, 31 avg. 1994
Ljubiti naš slovenski rod – Aleksij Pregarc v Avstraliji, Misli, jul. 1997

Dom počitka matere Romane – pet let obstoja, Misli, maj 1998
Stanko Prosenak – 40 let uspešnega življenja na peti celini, Misli, maj, 1998
The Sound of One Hand Clapping – recenzija filma, Misli, maj, 1998
Državna sekretarka Mihaela Logar, voditeljica Urada za Slovence v zamejstvu in po svetu, na obisku V Melbournu, Misli, junij 1998
Proslava pete obletnice glasu Slovenije – kulturni dogodek leta 1998, Misli, junij 1998
Dr.Edi Gobec, Slovenec v svetu, Misli, junij 1998
Učim se slovensko. Maturanti 1998 v Viktoriji, Misli, julij-avgust 1998
Misli, commemorative edition, ed. Aleksandra(Sasha)Ceferin, Sept. 1998,
Obletnice – praznični mejniki življenja
The Beginnings of Misli
Od Padua Hall do Baragovega doma
Baragov dom
Blagoslovitev cerkve sv Cirila in Metoda
Cerkev in dom – vera in kultura – delo in zabava
Slomškova šola
Tako smo praznovali 30-letnico cerkve sv.Cirla in Metoda, Misli, okt. 1998

Documents: 10.5 ISSV Publishing 1998-1999

Novo slovensko stičišče v Avstraliji, Rodna Gruda 3/99
Internet in the LOTE Classroom, MLTAV Newsletter, Vol 3, No1
Oktet Suha na obisku v Viktorijski šoli za jezike v Melbournu, Misli, sept.1999
Internet v slovenskem razredu Viktorjske šole za jezike, Education Department of Victoria, Misli, maj 1999
Andrej Potočnik, umetnik v lesu, Rodna Gruda Leto 47, št.11-12, 1999
Zakladnica avstralskih Slovencev na Internetu, Aleksandra Ceferin intervju z Danijelom Devetakom, Novi Glas, junij 17, 1999

Prihodnost slovenščine v Avstraliji, Slovenščina v šoli, št.6, 2000
The Future of Slovenian Language, Computer Technology, Global Classroom and Electronic Learning, Rodna Gruda 31, 2000

Documents: 10.5 ISSV Publishing 2000-2001

Slovenski literati na avstralski turneji, Misli, jul-avgust, 2001

Documents: Slovenian Literary Tour Down Under 2001

Za slovensko knjižno polico, Misli. marc 2002
25letnica poučevanja slovenščine v Avstraliji 1976 – 2002, GS julij, 2002
Slovenščina v Avstraliji – 25 letnica, Misli, September, 2002
25letnico slovenskega jezika v Viktoriji moramo proslaviti, Glas Slovenije, sept. 2002
Slovenski jezik in kultura: prihodnost, GS, Oktober
Slovenski srednješolci odhajajo v Slovenijo – dva meseca na slovenski šoli. Misli dec. 2002

Documents: 10.5 ISSV Publishing 2002-2003

Slovenian Language in the Australian School System 1977 – 2002, Glas Slovenije, feb-marc, 2003
Slovenski jezik in kultura – 25 let v šolstvu s slovenskim jezikom 1977-2002, Glas Slovenije, feb-marc 2003
Tako smo v Melbournu praznovali 25.obletnico slovenskega jezika, Misli, april 2003
Slovenščina in Slovenci, Silvo Fatur – pogovor z mag. Aleksandro Ceferin, Slovenščina v šoli, št.5-6, 2003

Slovenščina v avstralskem vzgojno-izobraževalnem sistemu dežele Viktorije, Slovenski izseljenski koledar 2004-2005, Slovenska izseljenska matica, Ljubljana 2004



Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.