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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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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This article discusses English language teaching in Thailand through a biographical case study of a teacher working in a government school in the rural north-east. It explores a particular context of teaching and learning, showing how an individual comes to be a teacher and deals with the day-to-day demands of teaching, as well as reflecting on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Change Agents, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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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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Kramsch, Claire – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2006
This paper was addressed to an American audience in response to Mary Louise Pratt's Una Lecture, "English-only "vs." National Security: Language and contemporary geopolitics", at the University of California, Berkeley on March 16, 2004. It makes the point that it is not enough for Americans to learn foreign languages; they must also understand…
Descriptors: National Security, English (Second Language), Audiences, Second Language Learning
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Kettle, Margaret – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
As more and more students pursue an international education, there is a need to investigate how these students deal with the demands of their study programs in the new academic context. This paper introduces one such student, a Thai English teacher named Woody, and looks at the ways that he engaged with a Master of Education program in Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, International Education, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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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
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Trent, John; Gao, Xuesong – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
A teacher shortage in Hong Kong in core subjects, such as English, has led to interest in the recruitment and retention of second-career teachers. Drawing upon Wenger's (1998) theory of identity formation and using data from interviews with eight second-career English language teachers in Hong Kong, this paper explores how second-career teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, English (Second Language)
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Lee, Molly N. N. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education & Development, 2000
Reviews patterns of teacher education in Malaysia, highlighting current problems and challenges, discussing recent reforms and policy initiatives in the domain of teacher education, and introducing three articles that focus on: teacher education for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages in Malaysia, training of school counselors in…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Nallia, Mildred; Thiyagarajah, Rosy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education & Development, 2000
Reviews the development of preservice education for Malaysian Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) within the sociopolitical and sociocultural context, highlighting the pursuance of conformity within the context of cultural diversity and showing how institutional forms and processes frame the teaching profession's response to…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)