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Just return for dedicated investment: Internationalisation, Japanese language teacher education, and student expectations

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Hartley, B (2003) Just return for dedicated investment: Internationalisation, Japanese language teacher education, and student expectations. In: Australian Perspectives on Internationalising Education. Language Australia Ltd, Melbourne, pp. 53-64. ISBN 1-876768-66-5

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Abstract

Internationalisation, Universities, and the Social Context.
My project in this discussion is to examine the experiences ofoverseas students from Japan
who have sought qualifications from a local university in the field of Japanese language
teaching. I wish to consider these experiences against both the general background of the
intemationalisation ofAustralian higher education which has occurred in the previous half
decade and the social context which has scaffolded this phenomenon. I will focus on the
manner in which the expectations ofoverseas students enrolled in a local education faculty.
particularly in relation to school-based practicum work, sometimes severely contradict the
expectations of the systems whose standards they are required to meet. J will also discuss
the diverse responses made by students to the pressures experienced and make suggestions
for policy makers and program designers.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: school-based language teaching, Australian schools
Publisher: Language Australia Ltd
Page Range: pp. 53-64
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2009 00:23
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:54
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