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Multilingualism In The Australian Suburbs

RRP $354.99

This book introduces a framework for examining bilingual identity and presents the cases of seven individual children from a study of young students' bilingual identities in an Australian primary school. The new Bilingual Identity Negotiation Framework brings together three elements that influence bilingual identity development - sociocultural connection, investment and interaction. The cases comprise individual stories about seven young, bilingual students and are complemented by some more general investigations of bilingual identity from a whole class of students at the school. The framework is explained and supported using the students' stories and offers readers a new concept for examining and thinking about bilingual identity. This book builds upon past and current theories of identity and bilingualism and expands on these to identify three interlinking elements within bilingual identity. The book highlights the need for greater dialogue between different sectors of research and education relating to languages and bilingualism. It adds to the increasing call for collaborative work from the different fields interested in language learning and teaching such as TESOL, bilingualism, and language education. Through the development of the framework and the students' stories in this study, this book shows how multilingual children in one school in Australia developed their identities in association with their home and school languages. This provides readers with a model for examining bilingual identity in their own contexts, or a theoretical construct to consider in their thinking on bilingualism, language and identity.


Student Equity In Australian Higher Education 2016

RRP $491.99

This book examines twenty-five years of the Australian framework for student equity in higher education, A Fair Chance for All. Divided into two sections, the book reflects on the legacy of equity policy in higher education, the effectiveness of current approaches, and the likely challenges facing future policymakers. The first section explores the creation of the framework, including the major elements of the policy, the political context of its development, and how it compares with international models developed during the same period. The performance of the six student equity groups identified within the framework is also examined. The second section of the book considers future trends and challenges. The Australian university sector has undergone seismic change in the past twenty-five years and faces further changes of equal magnitude. The twenty-fifth anniversary of A Fair Chance for All comes as Australian higher education is poised for another wave of transformation, with rising expansion, competition, and stratification. While the emerging landscape is new, the questions have changed little since A Fair Chance for All was first conceived: How should we define student equity, and what policies are likely to promote it?  


An A-z Of Australian Bush Creatures

RRP $19.95

The original, large format editions of Australian Bush Creatures have now been through 6 reprints with over 12,000 copies in print. This standard format paperback edition in bookshelf friendly format of 300 x 230 mm was the result of many book trade requests.

From Abalone to Zebra Finch, and the hundreds of creatures in between, this delightfully crafted book explores Australia's amazingly varied wildlife shown in its natural habitat.

Over 400 land, sea and air-born creatures are organised alphabetically using a mixture of common, scientific and aboriginal names. Each A-Z plate also explores Australia's varied landscapes, both natural and introduced. Every page is a journey of discovery for the reader, with many animals as difficult to instantly recognise here, as they are in the bush. To help locate and identify all the bush creatures depicted, informative plates follow the main A-Z sections and form a visual appendix that will have the reader cross referencing for years to come.

Australian Bush Creatures trade edition is thoroughly researched and revised, with every creature meticulously illustrated and placed in its usual habitat. It is , as the illustrator describes it, a window into the worlds second largest eco-system that will awake a curiosity and love for the extraordinary diversity of the Australian environment and its inhabitants.

An A-Z of Australian Bush Creatures is also a stunning showcase of the artistic skills, imagination and passion for Australian wildlife of Myke Mollard. This wonderful book is destined to become a classic of its kind and a treasured part of any child's library.

About the Author

Myke Mollard is a multi talented illustrator, author, mural artist and graphic designer. He has already established a successful career in design, advertising and marketing, and is now pursuing his passion for story telling, both visual and with words. In addition to his superb gifts as a painter and draftsman, Myke has also developed a full range of computer generated graphic skills and he combines all of these elements in his work. Myke takes his inspiration equally from a deep understanding of the Australian bush and its creatures , a thorough knowledge and affection for the tradition of Australian illustrators, and his love of CGI animation, comic book illustration and even graphic novels.



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