Maria Manuel Leitão MarquesMember of Parliament, European Parliament
- European Parliament
Photojournalist and videographer focusing on print and videi stories on women and young girls around the world ...
Since 2011, I founded Voices of Women Worldwide & VOWW-TV (VOWW) "uniting" strong voices for and of the "voiceless" spread across 173+ countries so far ...
VOWW represents itself as a global multimedia network promoting members' voices via print, radio/audio, video and the latest technology around the world - to inspre, motivate and share partnerships and collaborate ... Review and join - its free and by invitation only !!!
Professor Hirona Matayoshi is a Professor in Applied Linguistics at Yokohama National University. She earned her B.A in Political Science at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and her M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education (Applied Linguistics & TESOL) at the Temple University Graduate School (College of Education) in Philadelphia, USA. Professor Hirona Matayoshi is bilingual in English, Japanese, and Semi-lingual in the Okinawan language (designated as an endangered language by the UNESCO since 2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Yokohama National University, she was an Associate Professor at Osaka Seikei University Department of Global Tourism and Business, she was an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Language and Culture at Osaka University, a Lecturer at Rikkyo University and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. Professor Matayoshi's research centers around 3 themes: The first theme is based upon Bilingual Education that focuses upon the preservation of indigenous languages and culture. The second theme is Applied Linguistics (Curriculum Development) including governmental policies (OECD) architecturally influencing global education. The third theme is using the first and second themes to examine and assist Intangible Heritage volunteer groups to sustain their cultural heritage (language, art, and architecture) through merging all possibilities to promote and reconstruct.