Book Chapter

Conclusion

JJ Baldwin

Language Policy(Netherlands) | Routledge | Published : 2019

Abstract

The conclusion draws together the various threads of this study into languages other than English in the Australian tertiary sector: the shifting priorities of governments and also of universities. It has highlighted the inconsistency in language policies and has looked at those influences, socially, culturally politically and economically which have impacted on language policies and teaching. Throughout this study there has been the thread of national interest and how successive governments have sought to justify policies in the name of what is good for the country. National interest, as demonstrated, is an elusive concept. What has also been shown is the importance of benefaction throughou..

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