Kathleen Heugh

Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of South Australia, Australia

Kathleen Heugh is a socio-applied linguist with thirty-five years of research and language policy, planning, assessment, teacher education and evaluation experience in multilingualism in Africa, Asia and Australasia. She has led several national level research studies and interventions in South Africa, including the first national sociolinguistic survey of the country and the first system-wide multilingual assessment of secondary school students. She has undertaken system-wide and multi-country language education policy evaluation and research for governments and development agencies, including UNESCO, and has served as a policy advisor to several governments and non-for-profit agencies in Africa, Asia and Europe. Much of her fieldwork is in remote and post-conflict contexts of internally displaced communities. Her recent research focuses on policy recommendations for the education of migrant and refugee students in the Asia-Pacific. She uses multilingual pedagogies in teaching students of English and linguistics at the University of South Australia. She received her M.Phil. from the University of Cape Town and her Ph.D. from Stockholm University.


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