Malang is the second largest city in East Java with an area of around 252.136 km2 and a population of approximately 1 million people.The name “Malang” is takenfrom Sanskrit word Malangkucecwara which means "God has destroyed the false and enforced the right". Malangkucecwara has also been the motto of the city. Most of the people in Malang speak Javanese languag
Malang is the second largest city in East Java with an area of around 252.136 km2 and a population of approximately 1 million people.The name “Malang” is takenfrom Sanskrit word Malangkucecwara which means "God has destroyed the false and enforced the right". Malangkucecwara has also been the motto of the city. Most of the people in Malang speak Javanese language particularly with East Javanese and Malangese dialects. The Malangese dialects include bosowalikan, a dialect mainly characterized byword reversion, for instance, arekMalang becomeskeraNgalam.
Malang is known for its higher education and learning institutions with reputable state as well as private universities and colleges located around the city. Malang is also widely recognized for its enchanting tourism objects which include BromoMountain, Goa Cina Beach, SempuIsland and BatuSecret Zoo; traditional food like Bakso(Malang meatball), Rawon(Malang Beef Black Soup), and Kripik Tempe (Malang Tempeh Crackers); and cultural performances, such as Tari Topeng (Mask Dance), Tari Beskalan (Beskalan Dance), and Ludruk(East Javanese Drama).Malang is also a home for a famous Indonesian football team, Arema Indonesiaand its fanatic supporters, Aremania.
On October 18, 1954, Prof. Mr. Muhammad Yamin, the former Minister of Education and Culture, officially inaugurated PerguruanTinggiPendidikan Guru (PTPG Malang), or Teacher Education College. The historical event marked the genesis of the present-day State University of Malang (UM), one of the oldest universities in Indonesia. The nascent institution started with 5 departments that housed 127 st
On October 18, 1954, Prof. Mr. Muhammad Yamin, the former Minister of Education and Culture, officially inaugurated PerguruanTinggiPendidikan Guru (PTPG Malang), or Teacher Education College. The historical event marked the genesis of the present-day State University of Malang (UM), one of the oldest universities in Indonesia. The nascent institution started with 5 departments that housed 127 students and 37 lecturers.
The founding of another university in East Java, Unair (UniversitasAirlangga) on November 10, 1954, brought about some important consequences to the status of PTPG Malang. Since then, PTPG Malang merged with Unair and became one of the university’s four faculties. It was not until four years later that the status change was officially declared, whereby, PTPG Malang became Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of Airlangga University (FakultasKeguruandanIlmuPendidikan, FKIP Unair). In 1963, FKIP Unair was converted into an independent institution, namely Institute of Teacher and Training and Education (InstitutKeguruandanIlmuPendidikan Malang, or better known as IKIP Malang)
The year 1999 marked yet another important change to the institution’s status, where IKIP Malang obtained a greater mandate and was transformed into UniversitasNegeri Malang, UM. Presently, UM has eight faculties and one Post Graduate: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Sport Science, Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Educational Psychology, and Post Graduate.
Dr. J. Prabhakar Rao is working as a Professor of Linguistics in the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. He is also Head, Centre for Study of Foreign Languages. His research areas of interest include Linguistics, Translation Studies, Foreign Language teaching and Higher Education. In 2012 he was awarded Honoris Causa from Krasnodar State University of Arts and Culture, Russia. He was Visiting Professor to many Universities in Europe and Asia. He conducted number of National and International Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops etc. He was involved in India-EU Project on establishing “Centre for Contemporary India Studies and Research” in University of Warsaw, Poland from 2009–2012. He is currently Faculty Coordinator for EU-India Project on “Enhancing Quality, Governance and Access of UG Education in India”, 2013-2017. Under this project he is coordinating a Lead theme on ‘Environment, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development’ which is aimed at designing on-line course on the said theme. He was also instrumental in setting up Centre for Indian Philosophy and Culture, Krasnodar University of Arts and Culture, Russia, Centre for Contemporary India Research and Culture in University of Latvia and also proposed Interdisciplinary Centre for India Studies in Mevlana University, Turkey. Prof. Prabhakar Rao was elected as a Secretary for India-European Academic Collaboration Committee in 2015. He is also actively involved in UN-India Dialogue aimed at promoting academic diplomacy to make India a permanent member of UN Security Council. He has more than 60 International and National Publications and edited four books (two International and two National), He is the member of many International and National Committees.
Soe Marlar Lwin
Soe Marlar Lwin is an Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She holds a PhD and an MA from the National University of Singapore, and an MA and a BA (Hons.) from the University of Yangon, Myanmar. She teaches courses on introduction to the study of language, analysing language use and oracy development in the BA (Education) and MA (Applied Linguistics) programmes. Her research interests include studies of Asian folktales, multimodal analysis of oral storytelling discourse, and the use of narrative in language and literacy education. She is the author of Narrative Structures in Burmese Folk Tales (Cambria, 2010) and co-editor of Language in Education: Social Implications (Bloomsbury, 2014). She has also published in journals such as Narrative Inquiry, Language and Literature, Language and Education, Literacy, The English Teacher, The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, and Journal of Asia TEFL.
A. Effendi Kadarisman
A. Effendi Kadarisman earned his Ph.D. degree in linguistics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1999. His areas of research interests include (1) linguistic universality as intensively pursued in the Chomskyan school, (2) linguistic relativity as widely explored in the Sapirian tradition, (3) the application of both themes of universality and relativity in the field of English Language Teaching, and (4) poetics and ethnopoetics, the former focusing on the analysis of literary texts, whereas the latter giving prominence to poetic performance related to local knowledge. His earlier writings on these four major fields were published in professional journals (i.e., Linguistik Indonesia, TEFLIN Journal, and Bahasa dan Seni) and in PELBBA (Linguistics Conference at the Language Division of Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia) Books 18 and 19; and most of them were then compiled into an anthology, Mengurai Bahasa, Menyibak Budaya (Analyzing Languages, Peering into the Cultures), published by UM Press (2009) and reprinted by UIN Maliki Press (2010). His second book, From Description to Explanation: Essays in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, published by Linguistic Society of Indonesia or MLI (2015), is a collection of his more recent articles. He is currently a professor of linguistics at the English Department, School of Letters (FS) and also at the ELT Study Program, School of Graduate Studies (PPs), State University of Malang (UM).
Azhar Ibrahim Alwee
Dr. Azhar Ibrahim Alwee is a Lecturer at the Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained his PhD., and MA, from the same Department in 2008 and 2002 respectively. Before joining NUS in 2009, he was a lecturer National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.His research interest includes sociology of religion, sociology of literature and critical literacy, and the Malay-Indonesia intellectual development. He completed his post-doctoral research on the development of social theology at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark for (2009/2010), and later at Stanford University, USA (2010/2011).