Prof Joseph Lo Bianco
Professor, Language and Literacy Education – Melbourne Graduate School of Education
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To achieve Asia-Literacy Australia needs to make language study compulsory
For decades, Australian governments and institutions have vowed to increase ‘Asia literacy’.Professor Joe Lo Bianco, one of Australia’s most respected experts in language education, says that if Australia really wants to increase its literacy in Asian and other languages it needs to make language learning compulsory in Australian schools. He gave this extended interview to Melbourne Asia Review’s Managing Editor, Cathy Harper.