Cristina is a senior lecturer and PhD studies coordinator in the School of Languages and Linguistics of Griffith. Her research is on multicultural education, student assessment,and academic wellbeing.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Investigating Multiculturalism as Policy and Practice in the Middle Years of Schooling: An Australian Study

In the current context of contested definitions and policy intents of multiculturalism, this paper explores practitioner accounts of ‘good practice' in middle schools.

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Multicultural Capital in Middle Schooling

This paper introduces the new notion of ‘multicultural capital drawing on economic theories and pilot study data from Australian Middle Schools.

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Framing Multicultural Capital to Understand Multicultural Education in Practice

The paper explores the relationships between multicultural capital and the approaches to multicultural education used by middle schools from Australia.

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Climate Change and Classroom: The Power of Weather to Interfere with Global Education

This paper represents an early formal review of the likely impacts of climate change on education and the educability of children around the world.

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Love Grammar: Student-driven Grammar Learning Games

Traditional grammar teaching fails to engage students in active and lifelong learning. Grammar learning games represent a particularly promising alternative to involve students in grammar learning in an active way.

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Towards the Development of a Prognostic Approach to Student Retention in Foreign Language Classes

The paper discusses the development of a new prognostic approach and model to student retention in foreign language classes.

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Spanish Speakers in Australia: Exploring the Motivation behind Language Contact

This paper examines the Spanish and English language contact, and the Spanish-English bilingual speech practices of native and heritage Spanish speakers in Australia, devoting attention language contact and interaction.

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Published online: September 5, 2014

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Media Consumption amongst First Generation Argentinean-Australians

Media researchers have explored how diasporic families introduce and utilize traditional and new media platforms into their lives.

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Published online: July 16, 2015

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