Associate Professor Sharon Harvey

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Head of School, School of Language and Culture; Deputy Dean (Research), Faculty of Culture and Society

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9659

Email: sharon.harvey@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

  • PhD (in Education) – University of Auckland
  • Master of Arts (Applied) (Hons) Applied Linguistics — University of Waikato
  • Master of Arts (Hons) History — University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Arts (double major History and Politics) — University of Auckland
  • Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Teaching — University of Auckland (Included Te Reo Māori)
  • Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education — Auckland Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Māori — Auckland Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Certificate of Proficiency — Japanese — University of Auckland
  • ATCL — Practical, Speech and Drama — Trinity College of London

Biography:

Associate Professor Sharon Harvey is Head of the School of Language and Culture and Deputy Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Culture and Society.

Sharon was an ESOL and workplace literacy teacher for many years. Over the last 20 years she has been closely involved in the development of postgraduate programmes and a research culture at AUT. From 2007-2011 Sharon led three national Ministry of Education research evaluations in the areas of ESOL paraprofessionals and language teacher professional development. Currently, she is leading the Ministry of Education national evaluation of Asian Language Learning in Schools (ALLiS).

Sharon's strong interest in languages equity and policy led her to initiate and co-write the 2013 Royal Society of New Zealand paper Languages of Aotearoa / New Zealand and she is currently a core member of the Auckland Languages Strategy Group which has recently succeeded in having a Languages Strategy endorsed by Auckland Council.

Research and supervisory interests include critical language and migrant studies, discourse analysis, language learning and teaching, curriculum studies, language policy and planning, intercultural communication and competency and language teacher development. Sharon also has a strong interest in the fields of research policy, knowledge and national science, which were the areas she researched for her PhD (completed 2006).

Interviews 2015-2018 and media items

  • Learning te reo Māori a pathway to Aotearoa's culture and history. New Zealand Herald interview by Michael Neilson. 13 September 2018. Read here
  • The question of compulsory te reo Māori in schools. Stuff. 12 September 2018. Read here
  • Māori Language Week: New arrivals to Aotearoa embrace te reo Māori. New Zealand Herald interview by Michael Neilson. 11 September 2018. Read here
  • School launches $200-an-hour English course - taught by Chinese teachers. New Zealand Herald interview by Lincoln Tan. 18 March 2018. Read here
  • Learning Languages  Radio Rhema interview. 2018. Listen here 
  • NZ urgently needs to take more Rohinga refugees – New Zealand Herald opinion piece. 16 November 2017. Read article
  • NZ Chinese Language Week aims to lift  'disappointing' level of Mandarin learning – New Zealand Herald interview by Lincoln Tan. 6 October 2017. Read article
  • Why should I learn another language? Afraid to Ask Podcast. 5 October 2017. Listen here
  • Language expert: which languages will kids learn? – New Zealand Herald interview by Simon Collins. 28 August 2017. Read article
  • National's language in schools policy lacks clarity – expert – Newstalk ZB interview by Rachel Smalley. 28 August 2017. Listen here
  • Compulsory Te Reo Māori in schools – two academics, two views – AUT News. 12 April 2017. Read article
  • Educators back compulsory Māori language – New Zealand Herald. 2 February 2017. Read article
  • 'How many people in NZ speak Chinese?' – New Zealand Herald interview by Lincoln Tan. 3 December 2015. Read article
  • 'Monolingualism a risk for the economy.' – New Zealand Herald. 2 December 2015. Read article
  • 'Multilingualism in Auckland' on Mornings with Jon Faine on 774 ABC Melbourne - 774 ABC Melbourne, interview by Jon Faine. 1 December 2015. 
  • 'Learning a second language' – Radio New Zealand interview, interview by Jim Mora. 27 November 2015. Listen here
  • 'Plans to turn Auckland into trilingual city' – New Zealand Herald interview by Lincoln Tan. 27 November 2015. Read article
  • 'Superdiversity: Children lead the way as cultures combine' – New Zealand Herald interview by Kirsty Johnston. 20 October 2015. Read article
  • 'New Zealand kids monolingual, missing out' – Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ), interview by Lynley Hargreaves. 29 July 2015. Read here
  • Pacific language education must be top priority. June 2015. Spasifik, 64. 
  • 'Growing diversity increases need for national languages policy' - press-release by the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ). 21 May 2015. 
  • 'Number of Kiwis learning a second language declines' – Newstalk ZB interview by Corazon Miller. 27 April 2015. Read interview
  • 'Fewer pupils learning languages' - New Zealand Herald interview by Lincoln Tan. 26 April 2015. Read article
  • 'Social science is more popular than science and technology' – New Zealand Herald interview by Kirsty Johnston. 02 March 2015. Read article
  • 'Nuova Zelanda: multilinguismo a rischio?' – L'Indro interview by Gabriele Abbondanza. 16 February 2015. Read article
  • World TV interview by Joey Zhou on the risks public monolingualism in New Zealand. 14 February 2015. 
  • 'Monolingualism in English costly for NZ economy' – Te Karere interview by Peata Melbourne. 13 February 2015. Watch here
  • 'Monolingual Kiwis a risk to New Zealand'. Love of Language interview. 14 January 2015. Read article

Click here for interviews and media items in 2014

Completed supervisions

  • Turner, E. (2017). What's be happen: The lyrical constitution of protest and social commentary in New Zealand (PhD thesis). Primary supervisor.
  • Khan, Y. (2016). Adult migrant English language policy in Aotearoa New Zealand 2002-2014 (Master of Arts thesis). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Sole supervisor.
  • Gillon, K. (2015). A discourse analysis of creativity within the New Zealand curriculum (Master of Arts thesis). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Co-supervisor.
  • Haba, K. (2014). The issues and challenges for Japanese teachers in New Zealand secondary schools (Master of Arts thesis). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Mentoring supervisor.
  • Nguyen, T. L. (2013). Integrating culture into Vietnamese university EFL teaching: A critical ethnographic study (PhD thesis) Primary supervisor.
  • Oshima, R. (2012). An investigation into the reasons of discontinuance of Japanese amongst first year tertiary students who have studied Japanese to Year 13 at Secondary School Study (Master of Arts thesis). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Primary supervisor.
  • Zelenkova, Y. (2010). Rolling back the years: A comparative discourse study of anti-ageing product advertisements in the 1970s and 2000s (Master of Arts thesis). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Primary supervisor.
  • Grewal, B. (2008). Neoliberalism and discourse: Case studies of knowledge policies in the Asia-Pacific study (PhD thesis). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Co-supervisor.
  • Hayward, M. (2007). Applying post-critical approaches to refugee-centred education (Master of Arts thesis). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Primary supervisor.

Current supervisions

  • Vu, T. Developing EFL training for primary teachers: Gialai, a Vietnamese case study (PhD thesis). Primary supervisor.
  • Hitchcock, L. Attaining Intercultural Competence: A study of a cultural immersion student exchange programme (PhD thesis). Primary supervisor.
  • Chowdhury, S. (AUT Vice Chancellor Scholarship recipient). Refugee education across countries of origin, transit and resettlement: challenges and opportunities for Rohingya people (PhD thesis). Primary supervisor.
  • Idoko, O. Black River (PhD thesis). Mentoring supervisor.

Current Research Projects:

  • 2018–2021 Indigeneity, Citizenship and Education (ICE). Collaborative project led by The Arctic University of Tromso (UIT), involving academics from Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
  • 2016–2019 Evaluation of Asian language learning in schools (ALLiS) (see report references below). Funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Education
  • 2017 History of language learning and teaching in Aotearoa /New Zealand — Springer contract
  • 2015–2016 Developing Thai Occupational Standards and Professional Qualifications for Foreign Language Teachers (English Language Teachers) (see report reference below). Funded by the Thai Professional Qualifications Institute

Schedule:

Journal articles

  • Roskvist, A., Harvey, S., Corder, D., & Stacey, K. (2018). Language teachers and their perceptions of the impact of "short-term" study abroad experiences on their teaching practice. Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 14(1), 5-20. 
  • Oshima, R., & Harvey, S. (2017). The concept of learning Japanese: explaining why successful students of Japanese discontinue Japanese studies at the transition to tertiary education. The Language Learning Journal, 45(2), 153-170. doi:10.1080/09571736.2013.833646
  • Nguyen, T. L., Harvey, S. & Grant, L. (2016). What teachers say about addressing culture in their EFL teaching practices: The Vietnamese context. Intercultural Education. doi: 10.1080/14675986.2016.1144921
  • Harvey, S. (2014). Review of Kawamura, Y. (2012). Fashioning Japanese subcultures. New Zealand Sociology, 29(2), 128-132.
  • Oshima, R. & Harvey, S. (2014). 'Japanese and the major are incompatible': Institutional reasons for dropping Japanese at the transition from secondary to tertiary education. The Language Learning Journal. doi: 10.1080/09571736.2014.963643
  • Harvey, S. (2013). Revisiting the idea of a national languages policy for New Zealand: How relevant are the issues today? The TESOLANZ Journal, 21, 1-13.
  • Roskvist, A., Harvey, S., Corder, D. & Stacey, K. (2013). To improve language, you have to mix': Teachers' perceptions of language learning in an overseas immersion environment. The Language Learning Journal, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/09571736.2013.785582
  • Stacey, K., Harvey, S. & Richards, H. (2013). Teachers working with ESOL paraprofessionals in a secondary context: Examining supervision. Teaching and Teacher Education, 36, 55-67.
  • Guy, S. & Harvey, S. (2013). Going it alone: New Zealand company-sponsored language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) training in an era of government funding. Journal of Education and Work, 26(3), 309-332. doi:10.1080/13639080.2012.658031 

Click here for published journal articles from 1990-2012.

Book chapters

  • Corder, D., Roskvist, A., Harvey, S., & Stacey, K. (2018). Language teachers on study abroad programs: The characteristics and strategies of those most likely to increase their intercultural communicative competence. In J. Plews, & Misfeldt (Eds.), Second Language Study Abroad Programming, Pedagogy, and Participant Engagement (pp. 257-297). Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-77134-2_9
  • Harvey S. (2017). The 'wave' of Japanese language education in secondary schools: The case of Aotearoa / New Zealand. In N. McLelland & R. Smith (eds.), The history of Language Learning and Teaching (volume 3): across Cultures. Oxford, England: Legenda.
  • Roskvist, A. F., Harvey, S., Corder, D. & Stacey, K. (2015). Teacher language learning and residence abroad: What makes a difference? Perspectives from two case studies. In R. Mitchell, N. Tracy-Ventura, & K. McManus (Eds.), Social interaction, identity and language learning during residence abroad (pp. 185-198). EUROSLA. Retrieved from eurosla.org/eurosla-monograph-series-2
  • Conway, C., Richards, H., Harvey, S., & Roskvist, A. (2012). Professional development for language teachers: Response to a change in learning languages policy. In B. Boufoy-Bastick (Ed.), The international handbook of cultures of professional development for teachers: Comparative international issues in collaboration, reflection, management and policy (pp. 159-182). Strasbourg, France: Analytrics. Available from culturometrics.com/books
  • Roskvist, A., Corder, D., Harvey, S., & Stacey, K. (2011). Developing language teacher capability through immersion programmes and the impact on student language learning, cultural knowledge and intercultural competence. In A. Witte & T. Harden (Eds.), Intercultural Competence. Concepts Challenges, Evaluations (Vol. 10, pp. 209-224). Bern: Peter Lang AG.
  • Harvey, S. (2010). Tertiary education, research policy and science. In M. Thrupp & R. Irwin (Eds.), Another decade of New Zealand education policy: Where to now? (pp. 149-165). Hamilton, New Zealand: Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research.
  • Harvey, S. (2001). Repositioning knowledge in the Information Age: Implications for higher education. In P. Roberts & M. Chambers (Eds.), Digital Developments in Higher Education: Theory and Practice (pp 41-62). Cambridge, Taylor Graham Publishing.

Commissioned reports

  • Harvey, S. Roskvist, A. Yu, Shanjiang, and Pal, Moneeta (October, 2016) Second progress and evaluation report to the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Confidential milestone report to New Zealand Ministry of Education, 1-123. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.
  • Harvey, S. Roskvist, A. Yu, Shanjiang, and Pal, Moneeta (June, 2016) First progress and evaluation report to the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Confidential milestone report to New Zealand Ministry of Education, 1-61. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.
  • Harvey, S. Roskvist, A. Richards, & Conway, C. (2016). Developing Thai occupational standards and professional qualifications for foreign language teachers (English Language Teachers). Confidential final report for Thai Professional Qualifications Institute, 1-62. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.
  • Harvey, S. (2015). English language literacy and proficiency assessment: Expert witness for Barrister Martin Hislop in XXX Vs MBIE, 1-5. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.
  • Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ), (2013). Languages in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Royal Society of New Zealand, March, 1-8. Available on the Royal Society of New Zealand. (Lead academic and co-writer).
  • Harvey, S. Roskvist, A., Corder, D. & Stacey, K. (2011). An evaluation of the language and culture immersion experiences for teachers programmes: Their impact on teachers and their contribution to effective second language learning. Commissioned Report for the Ministry of Education. Internationally refereed. View the full report from educationcounts.govt.nz
  • Harvey, S., Conway, C., Richards, H., & Roskvist, A. (2010). An evaluation of teacher professional development languages (TPDL) in Years 7-10 and the impact on language learning opportunities and outcomes for students. Commissioned Report to Ministry of Education. Internationally refereed. View the full report from educationcounts.govt.nz

Click here for commissioned reports from 2003-2009.

Refereed conference papers

  • Harvey, S. (2016). A national languages policy for New Zealand: Still relevant today? [Special Edition, CLESOL 2014 conference proceedings]. The TESOLANZ Journal 2016, 24, 90-92.
  • Harvey, S., Stacey, K. & Richards, H. (2014). The role of paraprofessionals in teaching ESOL to young learners in New Zealand primary schools. In Enever, J., Lindgren, E. & Ivanov, S. (Ed.), Early Language Learning: Theory and Practice 2014, Umea University. (6 pages).
  • Harvey, S., Conway, C., Richards, H. & Roskvist, A. (2010). 'Now I can talk the talk': Experiences of language teachers as students. In P.L Jeffery (Ed.), AARE 2009 international education research conference — Canberra, (11 pages).
  • Harvey, S., Stacey, K. & Richards, H. (2009). An analysis of paraprofessional practices in initial reading programmes for ELL (English Language Learner) migrant students in New Zealand schools.  In Proceedings of the 2007 Languages, Education and Diversity Conference (LED), University of Waikato. (14 pages).

Click here for refereed conference papers from 2003-2009.

Invited keynote speeches, lectures and presentations

  • Harvey, S. (July, 2018). Exploring (our own and) other worlds through languages: Intercultural competency and languages education. Invited keynote speaker at NZALT. Auckland, NZ.   
  • Harvey, S., Roskvist, A., Yu, S. & Pal, M. (March, 2017). Asian Language Learning in Schools (ALLiS) Research and Evaluation: What's going on? Invited keynote speaker at the Asian Language Learning in Schools (ALLiS) Workshop 2017, Sharing the Journey to Sustainability, Ministry of Education, Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. (February, 2017). Intercultural language teaching and the policy, professional development, practice nexus. Invited keynote speaker at Khon Kaen University Applied Linguistics seminar. Khon Kaen, Thailand.
  • Harvey, S. (January, 2017). Intercultural language teaching and the policy, professional development, practice nexus. Featured speaker at the 37th Thailand TESOL International Conference: ELT Pathways to Professional Excellence. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Harvey, S. (November, 2016). Diversity and the case for a national languages policy for Aotearoa/New Zealand. Invited plenary at the 20th ALANZ Symposium Applied Linguistics: Questions for our age, questions for our field. Massey University, Palmerston North.
  • Harvey, S. (October, 2016). Foreign languages and New Zealand educational language policy. Invited keynote at the Symposium on Bilinguilism and Multilinguilism in Schools in the Oceania Pacific Region. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • Harvey, S. (September, 2016). Mandarin in focus: The AUT research evaluation of Asian language learning in schools (ALLiS), 2016-2019. Invited plenary at the Inaugural Oceania Chinese Teachers' Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. (March 2016). Riding the wave: Japanese in New Zealand universities. Paper presented at the National Symposium, Tertiary Japanese Language Education in New Zealand: Synergies and Strategies. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. (November, 2015). Language policy and planning in superdiverse times: Aotearoa/New Zealand. Keynote presented at Ngā Reo maha, Ngā Reo Rere – Shaping a Multilingual Auckland, Launch of the Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Languages Strategy Conference. University of Auckland: Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. (2015, August). The policy/practice nexus and language education: The case of intercultural competency. Invited lecture presented at the Language Teacher Education Public Lecture Series: UNITEC - Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Harvey, S. (2015, June). Superdiversity, language and policy: Where should the intersections be for Aotearoa New Zealand? Keynote presentation at the AKTESOL's Winter Solstice Expo: Auckland Institute of Studies, Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. (2015, May). Educating for superdiverse contexts: Language policy, intercultural competency and te reo Māori. Guest lecture at the University of Tromso (Alta campus): Alta, Norway.
  • Harvey, S. (2015, May). Educating for superdiverse contexts: Policy, language teachers and intercultural competency. Keynote presentation at the Kompetanse for Mangfold conference. University of Tromso: Lillestrom, Norway.
  • Harvey, S. (2015, May). Policy and language: Where are the connections? Invited paper presented at the Languages and Superdiversity in Aotearoa / New Zealand workshop at the Royal Society of New Zealand: Wellington, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. (2015, March). Language education for a globalised world: Focusing on intercultural competency. Invited presentation presented at Quan Ninh, Vietnam; news item can be viewed here (starts at 16:40).
  • Harvey, S. (2015, March). Intercultural competency (ICC) and global citizenship: Language education for our diverse world. Invited presentation at Devawongse Varopakarn Institute of Foreign Affairs: Bangkok, Thailand.

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Conference presentations

  • Yu, S., Harvey, S., Roskvist, A., & Pal, M. (July, 2018). The role of Language Assistant (LA) in promoting language learning in schools: Taking Mandarin language assistant (MLA) as an example. Paper presented at the NZALT Conference. Auckland, NZ.
  • Roskvist, A., Harvey, S., Yu, S., & Pal, M. (July, 2018). The role and perspectives of cluster coordinators in ALLiS. Paper presented at the NZALT Conference. Auckland, NZ.
  • Pal, M., Harvey, S., Roskvist, A., & Yu, S. (July, 2018). The Asian Language Learning in Schools (ALLiS) Evaluation - Probe One: The impact of engagement with professional and cultural organisations. Paper presented at the NZALT Conference. Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S., Roskvist, A., Yu, S., & Pal, M. (July, 2018). ‘Pop up’ language policies and Asian languages education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Paper presented at the NZALT Conference. Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. (June, 2018). 'Pop up' language policies and Asian languages education in New Zealand. Paper presented at the BAAL Language Policy Forum 2018. Sheffield, UK.
  • Chowdhury, M., Harvey, S., & Lourie, M. (November, 2017). Reflections from the field: Drawing the context of Rohingya refugees and their education in New Zealand. Paper presented at the NZARE 2017 Conference: Partnerships: From promise to praxis Mehemea ka moemoeā tātou, ka taea e tātou.
  • Harvey, S. (February, 2016). Learning Asian languages online in Aotearoa/NZ. Paper presented at the New Zealand Internet Research Forum (NZRIF) 2016. Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. (September, 2016). Taking stock of Pacific languages in New Zealand schools: A discursive analysis of Pacific languages policy. Paper presented at the 49th British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference. Angila Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.
  • Harvey, S. (September, 2016). Intercultural competency and language learning in New Zealand classrooms: Reception and practice in superdiverse contexts. Paper presented at the Transitions, Transformations: Intercultural Education at the Crossroads Conference. Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Harvey, S. (February, 2016). Learning Asian languages online in Aotearoa/NZ. Paper presented at the New Zealand Internet Research Forum (NZRIF) 2016. Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. & Warren, S. (November, 2015). Developing an Auckland Languages Strategy. In S. Harvey (Chair), A languages strategy for Auckland: Why and what are the issues? Symposium conducted at the 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2015), Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. (November, 2015). Pacific languages, neoliberalism and language/education policy. In S. Harvey (Chair), Mainstreaming languages & cultures in national curricular. Symposium conducted at the 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2015), Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. & Sollid, H. (November, 2015). Contextualizing languages and cultures for curriculum mainstreaming in New Zealand and Norway. In S. Harvey (Chair), Mainstreaming languages & cultures in national curricular. Symposium conducted at the 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2015), Auckland, NZ.
  • Harvey, S. (2015, September). 'French adds to its owner's culture and general intelligence’. The politics of subject languages in New Zealand schools: The first fifty years. Paper presented at the SSEES 100: Conference on the Politics of Teaching and Learning Languages. London, UK.
  • Harvey, S. (2015, September). Towards a coherent and comprehensive approach to languages in education: Breaking away from neoliberal and monolingual frames for education policy. Paper presented at the BAAL 2015 Conference: 48th Annual Meeting "Breaking theory: New directions in Applied Linguistics". London, UK.

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