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Monday, 7 April 2014

Chat with UNICEF Team

Dr Victor, Pro Lo, Dr Anuar & Denison

UNICEF Malaysia& MOE Malaysia is undertaking a regional study a 3-country study (Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar) on Language, Education and Social Cohesion (LESC).
For Malaysia, the focus is on the theme of 'national integration', which is understood in different ways by different individuals, is tied to the issues of who is seen to belong to the state, to the notions of unity within the diverse framework of the nation, and to language and how this leads to success in school and beyond. This study is led by Prof. Joseph Lo Bianco from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Yesterday, Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria had an opportunity to meet up and chat with Prof. Lo Bianco (Professor of Language & Literacy Education, University of Melbourne). 
Also present at the informal discussion was Dr Victor Karuna and Dr Nur Anuar Abdul Muthalib of UNICEF Malaysia

Prof Lo shared with Denison about his immediate reflections on his visit to the Vision Schools in Subang. He noted this as an innovative approach which has must potential and therefore could be better enhanced for an integration dimension.
Prof Lo is in Malaysia to conduct a workshop on Language, Education and Social Cohesion from 9-10 April, at Parkroyal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Dr Lin Mui Kiang will be representing Proham at this workshop

The findings of both the study as well as the workshop will enhance the Right to Education and for diversity in our educational system.

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