1st Edition

Migration, Education and Translation Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Human Mobility and Cultural Encounters in Education Settings

Edited By Vivienne Anderson, Henry Johnson Copyright 2020
    256 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    254 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This multidisciplinary collection examines the connections between education, migration and translation across school and higher education sectors, and a broad range of socio-geographical contexts. Organised around the themes of knowledge, language, mobility, and practice, it brings together studies from around the world to offer a timely critique of existing practices that privilege some ways of knowing and communicating over others. With attention to issues of internationalisation, forced migration, minorities and indigenous education, this volume asks how the dominance of English in education might be challenged, how educational contexts that privilege bi- and multi-lingualism might be re-imagined, what we might learn from existing educational practices that privilege minority or indigenous languages, and how we might exercise ‘linguistic hospitality’ in a world marked by high levels of forced migration and educational mobility. As such, it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in education, migration and intercultural communication.


    Konai Helu Thaman


    Vivienne Anderson and Henry Johnson

    Part 1: Knowledge

    1. Migration and Decolonising Doctoral Education through Knowledge Translation: Postmonolingual Research, Human Mobility, and Encounters with Intellectual Cultures

    Michael Singh

    2. The Worlding of Words: Postmonolingual Education at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh

    Tiffany Cone

    3. Translating the International Baccalaureate in Different Educational Contexts: The Benefits of and Constraints on Teachers Sharing a Common Lexicon

    Lucas Walsh and Niranjan Casinader

    Part 2: Language

    4. "I Feel More Korean Now": Heritage Language Learning and Identity Transformation of a Mixed-Heritage Korean New Zealander

    Mi Yung Park

    5. "We Don’t Count You as Polish, You’re Just Like Us Now": Language, Integration, and Identity for Adolescent Migrants in Glasgow

    Sadie Ryan

    6. "With a Little Help from My Friends": Translation, Education, and Linguistic Activism in a Context of Migration

    Henry Johnson

    Part 3: Mobility

    7. English Language Teaching as a Pathway to University Employment for Native English-Speaking Migrants to Japan

    Naoko Inoue and Vivienne Anderson

    8. "Immigrants of Doubtful Value": Translating Policy Discourse about International Students in New Zealand

    Andrew Butcher

    9. Mobilities, Pluralities, and Neoliberal Priorities: Considering the International Student Perspective to Explore Tensions in Higher Education and Academic Literacy Practice

    Laura Gurney and Sherrie Lee

    Part 4: Practice

    10. Is There Any Appetite For "Linguistic Hospitality" in Monolingual Educational Spaces? The Case for Translanguaging in Australian Higher Education

    Sue Ollerhead and Sally Baker

    11. Beyond Words: Language Hybridity in Postcolonial Multilingual Classroom Environments—Malta’s Way Forward

    Michelle Panzavecchia and Sabine Little

    12. Education for Nikkei Citizens in Pre-War America: Japanese Language Schools and Textbooks in California and Washington

    Toyotomi Morimoto

    13. Rights, Resources, and Relationships: A "Three Rs" Framework for Enhancing the Educational Resilience of Refugee Background Youth

    Rachel Rafferty

    14. Indigenous Pedagogies in Practice in Universities

    Karyn Paringatai

    Response: Listen to the Land’s Language: Learn to Translate, Again

    Alison Phipps


    Vivienne Anderson is Associate Director of the Centre for Global Migrations at the University of Otago, Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has published widely in the areas of education policy and practice, and the internationalisation of higher education.

    Henry Johnson is Associate Director of the Centre for Global Migrations at the University of Otago, Aotearoa, New Zealand. He has published widely in the fields of heritage, performance, diaspora, and island studies.