Moriarty (2011). New roles for endangered languages.

“The advantages of endangered language media and pop-culture presence are many. First, such presence fulfils an important symbolic function and challenges the traditional ideologies and associations of endangered languages with labels such as ‘outdated’ and ‘backward’ …” (p 447)

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Carr (2006). Professional and personal values and virtues in education and teaching.

“For although we should expect doctors and lawyers to improve the conditions of their patients and clients in the relevant legal and health related respects, we should not normally hold them responsible for the wider personal and moral improvement of others. But schools and teachers are widely held to account by politicians, employers, parents and the public at large for such moral improvement …” (p 177)

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Selwyn (2016). Minding our language: why education and technology is full of bullshit… and what might be done about it.

“Perhaps, we need a language of education and technology that unpacks more aptly the underlying functions of these technologies and exposes their political intent.” (p 441-442)

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Bachmann (2017). Just in case you meet an alien: Here’s where to learn Klingon.

“Even though the Klingon race is fictional, the spoken language — invented in 1984 by American linguist Marc Okrand — is now being taught at Migros Club School, Switzerland’s largest adult education institution.” (¶2)

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Aagaard (2017). Breaking down barriers: The ambivalent nature of technologies in the classroom.

“Combined, these discourses lead us to _the paradox of educational technology_: When something good happens, we praise technology; but when something bad happens, we blame the students (occasionally, this blame also extends to their teachers).” (p 1129)

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Marshall (2018). Student time choices and success.

“… the results strongly suggest that the majority of first-year students at the institution studied are investing more hours than are designed by teachers, some reaching more than double a full-time workload during the period studied.

“Overwork can be a serious issue and anecdotally students are susceptible in some disciplines, such as computer science, architecture and design, to overwork substantially beyond the expectations and requirements of courses.” (p 1226)

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Task Force on Aboriginal Languages and Cultures. (2005). Part 4: First Nation, Inuit And Métis Languages: Where We Are Now. (Towards a New Beginning.)

“The vitality of languages may be determined by a number of factors. Two of the most commonly used measures are the number of ‘fluent’ speakers, and the rate at which successive generations learn and speak the language (intergenerational transmission).” (p 33)

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Spitzer (2014). Information technology in education: Risks and side effects.

“… we have evidence that humans can learn how to multitask just about as much as they can learn how to fly.” (p 84)

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United Nations Economic and Social Council. (2018). Action plan for organizing the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.

“Indigenous languages also represent complex systems of knowledge developed and accumulated over thousands of years. Local languages are indeed a kind of cultural treasure; they are repositories of diversity and key resources for both understanding the environment and utilizing it to the best advantage of local populations, as well as of humanity as a whole. They foster and promote local cultural specificities, customs and values which have endured for thousands of years.” (p 2-3)

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