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Multilingualism and Local-Global Identities: Japanese Language Education in Rural Australia


Hartley, BT, Multilingualism and Local-Global Identities: Japanese Language Education in Rural Australia, Education in Rural Australia, 14, (2) pp. 27-38. ISSN 1036-0026 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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The purpose of this article is to examine the value accruing to a regional area in Australia from the location of an undergraduate Japanese language education program in a university in that area. The focus is on the manner is which the inclusion of such a program enhances the sustainability of the area. Sustainability is here defined as the resilience demonstrated by social subjects in the absence of the full range of services available in more densely populated and resource advantaged areas. Such resilience implies an ongoing capacity on the pan of subjects to contribute productively to social and economic networks in the area. The discussion includes two cases of graduates of the program under review. On the basis of these cases, the argument is advanced that local regional and rural area access to a tertiary sector second language program offers a unique and valuable strategic dimension to the personal and professional development of social agents in regional areas and to the sustainability of these areas generally.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Hartley, BT (Dr Barbara Hartley)
ID Code:90467
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2014-04-07
Last Modified:2014-08-01

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