Language choices for education in multicultural
Myanmar: problems, options and prospects
During the coronavirus lockdown AMI will hold its seminars using Zoom and post recordings later in the website and the Facebook page.
Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting
Date: April 27, 2020 (Monday). Duration: 1 hour
Time: 06:00-7:00 PM Australia/Melbourne Time (02:30-03:30 PM Myanmar/Yangon Time)
Join Zoom Meeting: please click here: https://monash.zoom.us/j/2852417834
Meeting ID: 2852 417 834
Dho Ong Jhaan, the presenter at this event, graduated from the Yangon University of Education (formerly known as the Yangon Institute of Education) in 2008 and began his teaching career as a full-time multi-subject teacher at a middle/high school and post-secondary program administered by the Mon State-based Mon National Education Committee (MNEC)’s education department in 2011. He has also worked with Mote Oo Education as a teacher/youth personal and professional development trainer, and recently as an English language instructor and youth trainer with the Mon Youth Progressive Organization, the Mawlamyine English Access Micro scholarship program funded by the US embassy in Yangon and several other private education and language training centres basing in Mawlamyine, the capital city of Mon State, in Southeast Myanmar. Dho Ong Jhaan is currently studying Master of Modern Languages Education at the University of Melbourne and expecting to finish his study by the end of June 2020.
Joseph Lo Bianco, who will comment on Jhaan’s presentation, is Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. He is Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. From 2011 to 2017 he led the UNICEF Language, Education and Social Cohesion Initiative in Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand; including preparation of a draft Peace Building National Language Policy for Myanmar which was presented at an all of government seminar in Nay Pyi Daw in July 2016 presided over by Myanmar First Lady Daw Su Su Lwin. He has 130 publications on language, policy and planning, language education, literacy, culture and identity and two volumes of work on SE Asian language policy and peace and conflict in press
A question and answer session will be conducted after the presentation. For more information about AMI, please visit: aummi.edu.au
***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself. You can also pose questions using the chat function. AMI will upload the whole seminar later on the AMI website and Facebook page.