Teaching Asia to Australia: Face-to-Face and First-Hand

  The one measure outlined in the White Paper, Australia in the Asian Century, that seems to have caught the public’s imagination is the access to four priority languages (Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian and Japanese) at all levels of the Australian education system. This is an important move as linguistic literacy is part of deeper and…

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When We Falter

  When we falter, where do we turn to shore up our faith in our selves, our dreams and our ideals?   2 reactions greet me in these times: those who mock individuals who dare believe that life and work and being is more than possessions, status and success grow up! stop dreaming! they advise…

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Writing the mind into submission

Because I spend a fair chunk of my time teaching during the week, I always have difficulty switching my head space to writing when I need to. This past 2 weeks have been no different in that sense. But I think sometimes the thing to do is to grit one’s teeth and simply write and…

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Writing and Circadian Rhythms

I took a break from writing after the last chapter but am back with a vengeance today with enthusiasm brought on by the absence of a response from the publisher re my explanation for not meeting the promised deadline. It is a strange but after all the pressure of trying to meet the impossible first…

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