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Education educator

Francis Mangubhai, Fijian education educator. Member Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (business manager 1994-1998, secretary 1998-2001), Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages International, International Reading Association (oceania development committee member 1985-1996), Fiji Writers Association (president 1980-1993).

Background

Mangubhai, Francis was born on September 28, 1943 in Suva, Fiji. Son of Mohanlal and Dhanuben (Narottam) Vanmali.

Education

Bachelor, diploma teaching, University Canterbury, 1969. Master of Arts, University Essex, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University Toronto, 1988.

Career

Secondary teacher, Ministry of Education, Fiji, 1970-1975;developer/head of secondary English as Second Language, Ministry of Education, Fiji, 1976-1979;fellow in curriculum, Institute of Education University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, 1980-1982;director, Institute of Education University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, 1982-1984;director of studies, ELICOS Center University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 1988-1994;head Center for Language Learning and Tchg., University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, since 1992;director Office of Preparatory and Continuing Studies, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 1998. Consultant English as Second Language to various South Pacific nations Institute of Education, Suva, 1980-1984. Steering committee World Literacy Survey International Association for the Evaluation of Ednl.

Achievement, Hamburg, West Germany, 1988-1992.

Works

Membership

Member Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (business manager 1994-1998, secretary 1998-2001), Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages International, International Reading Association (oceania development committee member 1985-1996), Fiji Writers Association (president 1980-1993).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, tennis, tramping. Fax: 61-7-4631 1801. E-mail: mangubha@usq.edu.au.

Connections

Married Linda Margaret Mangubhai, December 9, 1972. Children: Sangeeta, Jayshree Priyadarshani.

father:
Mohanlal Vanmali

mother:
Dhanuben (Narottam) Vanmali

spouse:
Linda Margaret Mangubhai

children:
Sangeeta Mangubhai

Jayshree Priyadarshani Mangubhai