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Brown, Charles Allen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This project explores racial tokenism in the Japanese academy. It grows out of concerns regarding the low status of foreign university faculty in Japan along with a need to evaluate recent government initiatives aimed at fostering "internationalization" of Japanese higher education. In this three-year case study, I investigated the work…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lim, Jia Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores some of the complexities involved in the act of localizing English literature as a school subject. Informed by Goodson and Marsh's stages of subject development, I explore the ways in which post-16 English literature was localized in Malaysia from an introduced and mythologized subject entitled "English" to its…
Descriptors: English Literature, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article discusses the impact of the worldwide trend to introduce English as a foreign language (EFL) into primary schools at ever younger ages. This trend has gained momentum in recent years, affecting millions of children in countries throughout Asia. A policy decision of this kind has far-reaching implications but it is often made without…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy
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Maca, Mark – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Public mass schooling was the major instrument used by the Americans in the performance of their mission to "civilize" Filipinos. Free primary education was implemented right after the islands' annexation in 1899 and was a critical component (alongside armed force) of the programme for their "pacification". For the elite,…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Educational Policy, Educational History, Public Education
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Weninger, Csilla – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Technological changes have reshaped communication, social life as well as the conditions of work, challenging schools to foster skills and capacities that help youth to competently and confidently navigate these new socio-technological terrains as workers, citizens and private individuals. Responding to these changes, media and digital literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Educational Policy, Media Literacy
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Liyanage, Indika; Walker, Tony; Singh, Parlo – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Australian teacher education programmes that prepare teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) are confronting the nexus of two facets of globalization: transformations in the Asian region, captured in the notion of the "Asian century", and shifting conceptions of professionalism in TESOL in non-compulsory education. In…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Majhanovich, Suzanne – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
By the beginning of the twenty-first century, the English language had become the de facto "lingua franca" of the modern world. It is the most popular second or foreign language studied, such that now there are more people who have learned English as a second language and speak it with some competence than there are native English…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Global Approach, Language Planning, English (Second Language)
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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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He, An E. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Educational decentralization is a worldwide phenomenon, which takes different forms and leads to different outcomes in different socio-economic contexts. Taking Chinese-English bilingual education in Mainland China as an exemplar, this study examines how the decentralization of education has worked in China in the past two decades, and what…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries, Bilingualism
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Poon, Angelia Mui Cheng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This article discusses the ambitious educational reforms of the Singapore government in response to the challenges of globalization vis-a-vis the specific issues arising from the case of teaching Literature in secondary schools. It shows how the Singapore state is invested in a particular view of globalization and argues how recent scholarly moves…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Matear, Ann – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
To date, knowledge of English in Latin America has reflected existing political and economic power structures. It has remained the preserve of the elite with access to private schooling, and as such it demarcates and divides social groups by reinforcing an unequal distribution of wealth, resources, and knowledge. However, the number of people…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Economic Progress, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Shamim, Fauzia – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This paper aims to critically examine the trends, issues and challenges in policy and practice of English language education in Pakistan. This is done first by historically reviewing the English language education policies since Pakistan's independence in 1947, looking particularly at policy objectives, implementation strategies and outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Illiteracy, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Burnett, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
The present secondary education system in Kiribati is little changed from its establishment and growth through the colonial years when the island group was known as the Gilbert Islands. It is marked by a heavy emphasis on English language and a curriculum geared to place students in a limited labour market. It is also marked by an uneven…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Labor Market, Discourse Analysis, Educational Practices