The presentation will consider the extent to which the education system in New Zealand is coming to terms with the increasingly complex multicultural society of the 21st century.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
449 Grace Dodge Hall
Teachers College, Columbia University
Roger Barnard (Ph.D., Southampton) is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, where he has been teaching on a range of graduate and undergraduate programs in applied linguistics since 1995. Before taking up his present post, he worked in Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, teacher educator and English Language Adviser to Ministries of Education. His research focuses on second language learning in schools and in particular the acculturation of immigrant and international students, issues relating to the introduction of foreign language teaching in the primary sector, and the professional development of language teachers. He was a participant in the International Symposium ‘Imagining Multilcultural Schools’ hosted by Teachers College Columbia University in 2004. Among his recent publications is Barnard, R. & T. Glynn (Eds.) (2003). Bilingual children’s language and literacy development. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters.