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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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Cao, Ling; Tran, Ly Thi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Understanding factors influencing international students' decision to engage in international education is essential for education providers to better cater for students' educational expectations and enhance their attractiveness to international students. Whilst there has been extensive research on the reasons why international students undertake…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Associate Degrees, Foreign Students
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Kong, Melinda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Many TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) programmes focus on providing professional knowledge to Asian teachers who are pursuing their degrees in English-speaking countries. However, not much attention is given to their expectations, personal lived experiences and identity construction while studying in these countries. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Briguglio, Carmela; Smith, Robina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This short-term longitudinal study sought to identify the issues faced by a group of international Chinese students undertaking study in an Australian university. While the focus was on educational issues, socio-cultural and personal factors were also examined in an attempt to identify the sorts of strategies students used in settling into a new…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Study Skills
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Han, Chunyan; Wu, Zongjie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The legitimate forms of knowledge recognised for language teachers in Chinese universities are differentiated by strong academic boundaries, subject only to disciplinary authority and fashion. Classroom practice on the whole tends not to be informed by research. For many language teachers, a disconnect exists between the academic discipline in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Professional Identity
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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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Arkoudis, Sophie; Tran, Ly Thi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
A number of international students, predominately from Asian countries, are present in universities in the UK, United States, and Australia. There is little research exploring their experiences as they negotiate the disciplinary requirements of their courses. This paper investigates students' agency as they write their first assignment for their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Students
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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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Spooner-Lane, Rebecca; Tangen, Donna; Campbell, Marilyn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Increasing numbers of Asian international students are choosing to undertake their tertiary studies in English-speaking countries. For universities, international students are an important source of revenue. However, Asian international students face multiple challenges in adapting to a foreign culture, understanding the expectations of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Practicums, Foreign Culture, Focus Groups