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Toh, Glenn – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This article examines a case of what Olssen et al. (2004) call "managerial oppression" set in a faculty of international studies of a Japanese university. Japanese universities have, in recent times, been facing the financial pressures of a falling birthrate and dwindling enrolments. To remain solvent, some universities have had to…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Change, Power Structure, Bullying
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Toh, Glenn – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
In recent years, Japanese universities have sought to have a greater number of faculty courses taught in English, where traditionally Japanese has been the medium of instruction. This article begins with an overview of the literature discussing Japan's responses to the spread of English, and philosophies and ideologies influencing the…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries