UPDATE ON EDUCATION REFORM IN MYANMAR
Date Monday 31st July 2017
Time 5:30 pm for 6pm start (refreshments 7-7:30pm)
Venue Q 219, Kwong Lee Dow Building, University of Melbourne;
234 Queensberry St, Parkville.
Directions Walk from either Swanston St trams (Stop 4)
or from Elizabeth St trams, QV Market Stop (Stop 4, then walk up Leicester St).
RSVP please, for catering purposes. Email: email@example.com
No charge, but GOLD COIN DONATIONS requested to cover costs.
Dr Joseph Lo Bianco – Dr Joseph Lo Bianco is Professor of Language and Literacy
Education, in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. He is Past President of the
Australian Academy of the Humanities.
His current academic research and policy activities include UNICEF Research Director,
Language, Education and Social Cohesion, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand; and
preparation of Peace Building National Language Policy in Myanmar. He is also Research
adviser for LUCIDE, a European Community project on Languages in Urban Communities,
and is Immediate Past and Inaugural President of the Tsinghua, Asia Pacific Forum on
Translation and Intercultural Studies.
He has 130 publications on language, policy and planning, language education, literacy,
culture and identity. In press are Aldo and the Meridian Line, a novel in the Mountain of Su
Dongpo series, (with T. Hay and Y. Wang) and a volume on Language and Identity in Post-
Revolutionary Tunisia (with Fethi Hilal).
A question and answer session will be conducted after the talk.
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