ISN Issue 60
Welcome to Issue 60 - third issue for 2010.

Phillip Mahnken, Sunshine Coast

"The good news is that Australia - the only Western society geographically in Asia - is uniquely positioned geographically to benefit from the Asian century. [...] The bad news is that our fast-disappearing Asia literacy is letting us down. The constant public rhetoric in government, business and education of internationalisation and angagement with Asia is just that: rhetoric." [...]

Once properly funded, a new 2020 National Asia Literacy program would have two limbs. The first would be mainstreaming language education. Like it or not, our current low base means the only way the only way we can realistically re-tool quickly enough is to make learning LOTE (Languages Other Than English, both Asian and others) compulsory in our schools

"We have dumbed-down so far that we are unable to speak to the people in our own region in their languages."

Prof. Tim Lindsey, Director, Asian Law Centre, University of Melbourne

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  •   The Indonesian Studies Newsletter
    of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

        Issue 60 September - December 2010

    Relevant reading for students, teachers, scholars, lobbyists, citizens, in past issues.

    Issue 59, Issue 58, Issue 57, Issue 56, Issue 55, Issue 54, Issue 53, Issue 52 Issue 51 Issue 50 49 48 47 46 45 44,43,42, 41, 40,39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26


    ASILE LOGO ASILE 2009 website

    ASILE 2010: latest flyer June 2010
    Maju Bersama - Lanjutkan!
    Collaboration and Other Learning Initiatives
    Venue: UNSW@ADFA, Campbell, ACT
    Dates: 29-30 September 2010 (followed by FREE Indonesia Update @ANU 1-2 October)
    Registration: $225, early bird $200

    Further info & registration form at ASILE's new home at wikispaces ASILE 2009 Homepage

    ASILE 2009 archive (slideshare)

    also D Reeve's on methodology

    ASILE 2009 flyer

    ASILE 2007 Conference Proceedings
    from the Sunshine Coast

    ASILE 2009 website