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Joseph Lo Bianco

Joseph Lo Bianco currently works as a professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne. He serves as the Chair of Language and Literacy Education and Associate Dean (Global Engagement) in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in the University of Melbourne. He received his M.A. in Language Studies from the University of Melbourne and his Ph.D. from the Australian National University. He has written more than 32 books and major reports and 130 chapters and articles. Dr. Lo Bianco has worked as a language advisor in numerous countries, including Sri Lanka (on bilingual education and language rights), Scotland (on national language policy), Thailand (on a national language plan), and Ireland (helping to produce a twenty-year strategy for the revival of Irish, which was adopted in 2009 by the government of Ireland). Dr. Lo Bianco holds a graduate diploma in Migration Studies from Monash University, 1979 and with studies in Applied Linguistics, Social Psychology and Sociology; a Company Directors’ Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and University of Sydney Graduate School of Business, 1996, with Studies in Corporations Law, Finance and Company Management. He currently has a major Australian Research Council 3-year project underway investigating Intercultural Approaches to Teaching Chinese in English speaking settings.