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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Babel, 2011
This paper makes a link between two activities in which the author is engaged, i.e. between work on "saving" languages and work on "teaching" languages. Since it is an invited address, the Keith Horwood Memorial Lecture, the author begins by making further, and chronologically prior, to Keith Horwood. Then he addresses three themes of the…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Instruction, Language Maintenance, Second Language Learning
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Babel, 2009
In his examination of successful innovation and change in education in many settings, Fullan (2001) identifies the three broad options for effecting change that public authorities have at their disposal. They can seek to bring about change through imposing accountability (system-wide or targeted), or through providing incentives (either…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Language Planning, Innovation, Accountability
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Babel, 2009
In addressing the needs of second languages, the principle must be to build quality at all levels, especially in the design of programs and the rigour and seriousness of teaching and to maintain a consistent effort rather than to subject language planning to continual chopping and changing of priority. Quality programs will need to be readily…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Teacher Qualifications, Rewards, Language Teachers
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Babel, 2009
Institutions of higher education teach fewer languages, in less secure ways, for less time per week, for shorter periods, by an increasingly casually employed staff, in often underfunded, underappreciated and under stress modes, but participants in the Australian Academy of the Humanities' "Beyond the Crisis: Revitalising Languages in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Babel, 2001
Argues against Australia's One Literacy movement, which advocates for a singular, measurable, narrowly-defined, English-only literacy that is to be applied to all schooling in Australia. Calls for an alternative approach that involves mastery of multiple languages and systems, diverse modes, and plural meanings of literate practice in contemporary…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, English, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Babel: Australia, 1992
Describes the natures of changes in political structures that are leading to a new internationalism and economic interdependence and discusses Australia's readiness to meet the ensuing challenges. Effective international exchange requires the highest levels of communicative capability and reaffirms the rationale for the social purposes of language…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Change Strategies, Communicative Competence (Languages), Economic Factors