Book Chapter

Chinese - More equal than others

J Orton, G Savage, T Bentley

Educating Australia: Challenges for the decade ahead | Melbourne University Press | Published : 2017

Abstract

In the 1992 Spring-Summer issue of the Melbourne University Gazette, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Penington, wrote: Young people entering diverse careers will in many instance need to be multilingual and have a well-developed capacity to understand other nations and cultures. Universities have a major role to play in this process of adjustment. We must equip our students with the necessary language skills and cultural and historical perspective. More broadly, we should use our expertise to influence beneficially the curriculum in primary and secondary education, thereby contributing to the ongoing development of the community. Nowhere was there greater agreement with the Vice Chancel..

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