Local vs. Global: Teaching and Publishing in a Globalizing East Asia University

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dc.contributor.author Amy Roberts
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-11T09:47:03Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-11T09:47:03Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-11
dc.identifier.isbn 9965-31-443-8
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.enu.kz/handle/123456789/6376
dc.description http://www.enu.kz en_US
dc.description.abstract This presentation offers a contemporary examination of current innovative practices of East Asia professors in a leading Taiwan institution. Key findings are based on a problem-centered interpretive case study guided by the following question: What are the views, strategies, dilemmas, and practices that participants adopt in response to teaching and publishing in an institution affected by the globalization and internationalization of higher education? Interviews were conducted with 30 professors who held positions from assistant to full rank as well as deans, heads of departments, and center directors. Nearly all argued that the forces of globalization led to their diminished capacity for academic freedom in research and publication. Participants explained that they were required to publish and present their research in ISI English journals as one avenue for increased global recognition of the University. The increasing population of international students in participants’ classrooms represented a signpost of the success of reform efforts and internationalization as well as a shift in the complexities of teaching across nationality and language backgrounds. Participants noted English Medium Instruction (EMI) courses that included international students were useful to provide exposure to the different styles of English spoken in the world. All in all the traditional structure of participants’ courses were challenged to meet international standards of instruction and evaluation in higher education; participants noted that with the passing of each year their courses were becoming increasingly diverse from the traditional standard of Taiwan universities. Participants reported that the threads of English in classroom settings and within the campus community created a paradox; for international students EMI was an oasis from the struggle of courses instructed in Mandarin. For Taiwan students and some of the participants EMI was a confrontation – pressure to transfer or apply a grammar-based foundation of English to authentic use within the academic community. English presented negative consequences for those who struggled to bridge the domains of English in the classroom against language use in everyday life. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries УДК;378
dc.subject Globalization and internationalism of education en_US
dc.subject 21st century education en_US
dc.subject English medium instruction en_US
dc.subject East Asia higher education en_US
dc.subject EFL en_US
dc.subject international students en_US
dc.subject ISI publications en_US
dc.title Local vs. Global: Teaching and Publishing in a Globalizing East Asia University en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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