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Why Indonesia Matters in Our Schools
A Rationale for Indonesian Language and Studies in Australian Education
For more information about the Rationale, please contact the Asia Education Foundation.
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Without Indonesian language skills and intercultural capability, young Australians will struggle to navigate their relationship with one of Australia's closet neighbours and Asia’s key players.
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In this open letter, Asia education expert Hamish Curry argues it is time for a genuine focus on how the education system facilitates Asian engagement at a time when our Asia literacy is falling to critical lows.
As we adjusts to life in a new ‘COVID-normal’ in 2021, the realisation that the ways people around the world communicate, interact and collaborate has changed - what this means for languages.
The rationale was developed by Asia Education Foundation at Asialink, The University of Melbourne with support from the Australia Indonesia Institute, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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