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Burnett, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
English literacy competence in the Central Pacific Republic of Kiribati is considered important for employment, overseas study and general engagement with a globalizing world. It is also considered as a key factor in the current government's response to climate change and sea level rise, enabling skilled relocation of I-Kiribati to other countries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Literacy
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Goldstein, Tara – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
This essay responds to the question of what it might mean to educate "world teachers" for cosmopolitan classrooms and schools through an examination of an ethnographic play entitled "Satellite Kids". The author begins with the idea that teachers need to develop or build up "intercultural capital", that is, knowledge…
Descriptors: Drama, Multicultural Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Cultural Capital
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Towndrow, Phillip A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
Recent educational reforms in China are placing increasing emphasis on the integration of new technologies in the English language curriculum. At the same time, a debate has begun concerning the effectiveness of Information Technology (IT) usage in transforming language pedagogy in the Chinese context. In response to points made in the discussions…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education