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(2002) Shin, Seong-ChulConference PaperThis paper intends to examine the enrolment numbers in Korean in New South Wales (NSW) schools and universities to identify the long-term pattern and to make suggestions. The focus is on the enrolment pattern in HSC Korean, which is compared with other key Asian languages (Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese). The tertiary enrolments are also discussed, if only briefly, in connection with problems of Secondary enrolments. The study identifies a few areas that need urgent attention and concludes with some suggestions.
(2006) Shin, Seong-ChulConference PaperThis study aims to address current issues that Korean language education communities in Australasia are facing and to explore the best workable strategies that can be helpful in overcoming problems and advancing the profile of Korean language education in the region. The study focuses on four areas: 1) changes in governmental policies and countermeasures from the Australasian Korean language teaching communities; 2) reductions of secondary Korean language programs; 3) the relationship between Korean language programs and Korea-related studies programs; and 4) the implications of the presence of local Korean residents. The study also reviews the achievements and failures of the past and examines the recent (the past 3-5 years) developments at both policy and institution levels, to suggest directions and strategies for a revitalization of Korean language programs.
(2008) Faulkner, JoanneConference PaperWith his concept of ‘potentiality,’ Agamben offers a promising means of approaching questions of power and agency. Yet arguably, by situating potentiality as a reserve created through the sovereign ban, Agamben neglects the inter-subjective context of ordinary everyday agency. This means that while Agamben’s theory is particularly well suited to the analysis of interactions between states and their citizens, and those excluded from citizenship, it provides poor tools for understanding how social disparity develops within communities, understood as networks of individuals of varying capacities and ways of being. By revisiting Aristotle’s discussion of potentiality from which Agamben’s concept is drawn, the essay develops from potentiality ways of thinking about agency. The essay focuses upon a class of individual who are increasingly seen to embody the political community’s potentiality, to the extent that their ability to exercise agency is reduced: that is, the ‘innocent child’—glossed at once as humanity’s future and best hope, and as its most vulnerable and unrealised quotient. While human potentiality is thought only in terms of childhood innocence, not only will these individuals’ agency be stymied, but citizens will also continue to separate themselves from their own unrealised potentials and frailties.