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EMI challenges in Japan’s internationalisation of Higher Education

Aizawa, I; McKinley, J; (2020) EMI challenges in Japan’s internationalisation of Higher Education. In: Bowles, H and Murphy, A, (eds.) English-Medium Instruction and the Internationalization of Universities. (pp. 27-48). Palgrave MacMillan: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter presents a literature-based overview of the potential challenges faced by higher education (HE) stakeholders (universities, faculty members and students) in Japan after the introduction of the Top Global University Project (TGUP) at their institutions. Despite the expansion of EMI, some recent studies (Rose and McKinley, Japan’s English-medium instruction initiatives and the globalisation of higher education. Higher Education, 75(1), 111–129, 2018; Aizawa and Rose, An analysis of Japan’s English as medium of instruction initiatives within higher education: the gap between meso-level policy and micro-level practice. Higher Education, 77(6), 1125–1142, 2019) have revealed that the TGUP is interpreted inconsistently. Substantial differences have been found in the understanding of different HE stakeholders when disseminated from the macro (government), meso (institution) to micro (classroom) level. To discuss potential implementation challenges, the chapter introduces recent Japanese government policy driving EMI at universities (i.e. TGUP), the implications for language planning, and how the policy is being put into practice at these universities at the different levels of policy.

Type: Book chapter
Title: EMI challenges in Japan’s internationalisation of Higher Education
ISBN-13: 978-3-030-47860-5
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-47860-5_2
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47860-5_2
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: higher education, language policy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111440
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