Title

Slavic language-and-culture disciplines in Australia’s universities: less and less commonly taught

RIS ID

97515

Publication Details

Pavlyshyn, M. & Dunne, K. (2014). Slavic language-and-culture disciplines in Australia’s universities: less and less commonly taught. In C. Travis, J. Hajek, C. Nettelbeck, E. Beckmann & A. Lloyd-Smith (Eds.), Practices and Policies: Current Research in Languages and Cultures Education: Selected Proceedings of the Second National LCNAU Colloquium Canberra, 3-5 July 2013 (pp. 145-155). Australia: LCNAU.

Additional Publication Information

ISBN: 9781921944918

Abstract

We review the history of the provision of Slavic language-and-culture disciplines in Australian universities from post-Second World War beginnings, through an efflorescence in the 1980s, to a situation where only four {Croatian, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian) remain. We marshal and evaluate the arguments in favour of a university presence for a range of Slavic languages and consider institutional obstacles to their provision, as well as social and cultural factors limiting their take-up by students in the instances where they are or have been available. Finally, we assesses the effectiveness of past strategies to overcome these obstacles, contemplate potential alternatives and argue for governmentled national planning and co-ordination to ensure the availability at Australian universities of Slavic language-and-culture disciplines within a general policy and implementation framework for Less Commonly Taught Languages {LCTLs).

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