Update on education reform in Myanmar

Hosted by the Australian Myanmar Institute, this talk features Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, who will give a broad overview of education reform since Myanmar’s political liberalisation. He will also cover aspects such as curriculum innovation, the new education law and indigenous issues. A question and answer session will follow the talk.

Professor Joseph Lo Bianco

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Joseph Lo Bianco is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Prior to his current role, Joseph was Chief Executive of the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia.

Joseph serves as Research Director of the UNICEF Language and Peacebuilding initiative in Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, and as Senior Research Advisor for the European Commission project Languages in urban communities: Integration and Diversity for Europe (LUCIDE).

He supports international research projects in several countries on language planning and multiculturalism and intercultural education and also advises on language, culture and literacy education, the integration of indigenous and immigrant children into mainstream schools, and reconciliation and peace through education.

Joseph combines research and intervention to help people affected by conflict to produce language policies that promote social cohesion and peace-building. He has published extensively, with over 32 books and 130 articles and chapters. His research interests also include Asian studies and Italian language and cultural history.