“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function and challenges the traditional ideologies and associations of endangered languages with labels such as ‘outdated’ and ‘backward’ …” (p 447)
“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)
“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)
“… 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)
“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)