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An analysis of Japan’s English as medium of instruction initiatives within higher education: the gap between meso-level policy and micro-level practice

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In 2014, Japan’s Ministry of Education (MEXT) announced the Top Global University Project (TGUP), a large-investment initiative to internationalise higher education that implicitly signalled increased emphasis on English-medium instruction (EMI) at Japanese universities. Despite substantial funding behind the initiative, little research has evaluated the implications for language planning, including contextualised implementation challenges. This study aims to investigate how the policy is bei...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10734-018-0323-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
ORCID:
0000-0003-4588-6194
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
Linacre College
ORCID:
0000-0002-6434-6663
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Higher Education Journal website
Volume:
77
Issue:
6
Pages:
1125–1142
Publication date:
2018-11-03
Acceptance date:
2018-10-19
DOI:
EISSN:
1573-174X
ISSN:
0018-1560
Pubs id:
pubs:946277
URN:
uri:b9c4d29b-a1a9-4cee-9b44-076021390043
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uuid:b9c4d29b-a1a9-4cee-9b44-076021390043
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pubs:946277

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