主讲人：李国芳 教授 （加拿大首席科学家、不列颠哥伦比亚大学）
题 目：Lessons from Chinese as a Heritage Language Education in North America: Practices, Problems，and Possibilities
地 点：南京大学仙林校区杨宗义楼文学院 221会议室
The increasing language diversity in the US and Canada over the past few decades suggests the continuing and growing role of non-English languages, such as Chinese as a heritage language, as part of the national fabric. However, the issue of heritage language maintenance, including that of Chinese as a heritage language, has been largely ignored in the national language policies. Drawing on research Chinese heritage language teaching and learning in the three contexts: the home, the community heritage language schools, and the programs in K-12 schools, this presentation discusses the challenges that Chinese sub-ethnic groups face in improving Chinese education in each context and the socio-cultural and socio-economic consequences of the existing policy gaps for heritage language education. The findings call for concerted efforts through federal policies, mainstream school curriculum, and community practices to maximize the full potential of pluralingualism in a globalized society.
Guofang Li is a Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Transnational/Global Perspectives of Language and Literacy Education of Children and Youth in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Canada. Her recent research interests are longitudinal studies of immigrant children’s bicultural and bi-literacy development through the educational systems, immigrant children’s new literacies practices in and out of school, and language teacher education. As one of the leading scholars in the field of second language and literacy education, Li has published 13 books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters in English and Chinese, and presented over 100 papers worldwide. Recent publications include a 2019 book, Languages, identities, power and cross-cultural pedagogies in transnational literacy education, in the series of Selected Works of Renowned TESOL Experts (Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press), two edited volumes on Chinese-heritage students’ language and schooling in the global and local contexts (Routledge, 2016, 2017). Her work and contribution has been recognized by numerous national and international awards including the 2016 Mid-Career Award from the Second Language Research Special Interest Group (SIG), American Educational Research Association (AERA), the 2016 Carol Weinstein Outstanding Research Award, Classroom Management SIG, AERA, the 2013 and 2006 Ed Fry Book Award of the Literary Research Association (LRA), the 2011 Publication Award from ACPSS, the 2010 AERA Early Career Award, and the 2008 Social Context of Education Division Early Career Award of AERA.