Permanent crisis, tenuous persistence: Foreign languages in Australian universities
The relative scarcity of language teaching at Australian universities today is linked to decisions made in the 1950s when language entrance requirements for universities were waived. Secondary schools' language provision was subsequently sent into decline. This created a need for introductory language courses in universities, which became the most common form of language provision. The introduction of rationalist economic policies in Australian universities further debilitated languages...[Show more]
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