Multilingualism and local-global identities: Japanese language education in rural Australia

Hartley, B. T. (2004) Multilingualism and local-global identities: Japanese language education in rural Australia. Education in Rural Queensland, 14 2: 27-38.


Author Hartley, B. T.
Title Multilingualism and local-global identities: Japanese language education in rural Australia
Journal name Education in Rural Queensland   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1036-0016
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 14
Issue 2
Start page 27
End page 38
Total pages 12
Editor W. Letts
D. Squires
T. Simpson et al.
Place of publication Bathurst, NSW.
Publisher Spera- Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Austra
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
420113 Japanese
751002 Languages and literacy
2003 Language Studies
Abstract 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 in 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 part 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.
Keyword Language
Japanese
Identities
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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