Multi-lingual-cultural Thursday, 5th May

1. The latest issue of the Teaching in Higher Education journal is a special issue devoted to Critical perspectives on teaching in the multilingual university, and it “transcends disciplines, fields of concern, and any single higher education context”.

The editors – Ibrar Bhatt, Khawla Badwan and Mbulungeni Madiba – “are delighted to include articles from researchers based across ten countries, with research insights from studies conducted within Pakistan, Timor-Leste, South Korea, Bangladesh, Somaliland, Afghanistan, Fiji, Columbia, and the UK (including Northern Ireland)”.

Available here (access interestingly provided by the British Film Institute) https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cthe20/27/4 PDF of the editorial below, and you can download any others that interest you. (Let me know if that proves a problem.)

2. Here’s the first of three blog posts by Silvana Richardson that summarise a panel webinar hosted by The Bell Foundation on the topic of Welcoming Refugee Children. https://www.bell-foundation.org.uk/news/welcoming-refugee-children-advice-and-guidance-for-schools-1/ There’s a link to the recording of the webinar at the end of the post, plus other useful links.

The second post is here https://www.bell-foundation.org.uk/news/welcoming-refugee-children-advice-and-guidance-for-schools-2/ and the third is yet to be published. The stimulus was clearly Ukraine but much more widely applicable – alas!

3. The IATEFL Research SIG has published a number of books in recent years https://resig.weebly.com/books.html

Here’s the latest, edited by Harry Kuchah Kuchah, Amira Salama and Ana Inés Salvi, Teachers Researching their Classroom Questions: Reports from Africa https://resig.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/3/6/26368747/teachers_researching_their_classroom_questions_-_reports_from_africa_-_digital.pdf There’s a very simple, irrefutable logic to teachers researching their own classroom questions. PDF below.

More information on the IATEFL Global Issues and Research SIGs joint project with Africa TESOL here https://resig.weebly.com/resig-gisig-project-with-africa-tesol.html

4. Slavenka Vukovic-Bryan has now been publishing her interesting podcast, Two Worlds, One Me for over eighteen months. In each episode, she talks to someone who has left the country of their birth to live and settle in another country. “Over a cup of coffee, we share feelings and life stories, and we learn from each other’s experiences.” https://twoworldsoneme.buzzsprout.com/1472578

5. And, finally, I think I could make a good case for this being both multicultural and multilingual, Sam Leith talking to Simon Kuper about his (Simon’s) new book, ‘Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK’ https://www.spectator.co.uk/podcast/simon-kuper-how-a-tiny-caste-of-oxford-tories-took-over-the-uk

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