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Language Literacy And Diversity @ 21st Century: A New Basics For Designing Global Learning, Koo Yew Lie, Peter Kell, Wong Fook Fei Jan 2006

Language Literacy And Diversity @ 21st Century: A New Basics For Designing Global Learning, Koo Yew Lie, Peter Kell, Wong Fook Fei

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Editorial: This volume examines learning and the learner as situated in a range of social and institutional contexts in Australia and Malaysia. This is the second volume in a special themed collection of two volumes on language, literacy and education in changing times. This volume explores the intersections between ICT, globalisation and institutional change with the issue of multilingualism and literacy (ways of reading, writing, speaking, listening and communicating in two or more languages) in environments of complex multiple and intersecting agendas of change.


Working With Global English: The Experience Of English Language Teachers In A University Language College, Peter Kell, Gillian Vogl Jan 2006

Working With Global English: The Experience Of English Language Teachers In A University Language College, Peter Kell, Gillian Vogl

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Through in-depth interviews and focus groups with English Language teachers employed at a university bridging college, this paper explores the challenges that teachers face in preparing international students for university life in Australia. Findings from this research suggest that the narrow business focused objectives of the English Language market undermine more holistic approaches to teaching English. A more holistic approach is required to respond to the social and cultural needs of students while they are studying in Australia. Nevertheless, this research suggests that regardless of the instrumental and reductionist neo liberal philosophy which informs these programs, meaningful intercultural dialogue, critical ...


Language, Literacy And Education In Diverse Contexts: Theory, Research And Practice, Koo Yew Lie, Peter Kell Jan 2006

Language, Literacy And Education In Diverse Contexts: Theory, Research And Practice, Koo Yew Lie, Peter Kell

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The articles in this first volume are articles situated in diverse social and institutional environments both in Australia and Malaysia. Here, the scholars discuss literacy, language and education issues from their academic experience in multilingual and multicultural contexts of schools, higher education and cultural communities such as digital and culture consuming communities. Contributors engage in literacy issues emerging from the diversity of communities straddling overlapping local-global contexts as well as communities of practice distinguished in terms of class, ethnicity, religion, spirituality and ideology. These are affiliated through common values and interests which transcend the divides of ethnicity, class, religion and ...