The Discursive Construction Of Intercultural Understanding In China

Author: Wang Xi
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498514316
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This ethnographic study of an international curriculum program in China provides a holistic picture of classroom communication and describes patterns of discursive practice so that readers might vicariously experience the discursive construction of intercultural understanding. Through critical discourse analysis, this book reveals unequal access to meaning-making in everyday communication and explains these asymmetries in power.

Learning To Be Tibetan

Author: Miaoyan Yang
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498544649
Size: 62.26 MB
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This study examines the role of Chinese state schooling in the construction of Tibetan ethnic identity. Based on ethnographic research at Minzu University, it analyzes various patterns of ethnic identification among students and investigates the ways in which minority education in China functions to cultivate ideological loyalty to the state.

Social Structuration In Tibetan Society

Author: Jia Luo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498544673
Size: 77.18 MB
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This book provides a broad sociological study of Tibetan education and knowledge production. It examines Tibet’s traditional social structures and hierarchies, analyzes spiritual dimensions of its culture and their role in education, and applies social and philosophical theories to Tibetan society.

Global To Local Curriculum Policy Processes

Author: Susan Ledger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319087622
Size: 14.33 MB
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This book explores the dynamics of curriculum policy processes involved in the adoption, production and enactment of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP), accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). It addresses deficits in current literature and provides insight into and the complexities involved within a framework that takes cognisance of the relationships between global, regional, national and local levels of education policy processes. In doing so, it contributes to the current body of research on international education, remote education and policy processes. The IBPYP is one of the three programmes that go to make up the increasingly popular suite of programmes offered by the IBO. Given the exponential growth of international schools caused by an ever changing globalized world and a mobile workforce, international curriculum policy is becoming more complex. This has lead to a recognition of the need for a range of policy analysis studies in the field. The study presented in this book was conceptualised in the light of such recognition. This relatively uncharted field has been explored by focusing on one of the most ‘unusual’ settings. Accordingly, the adoption, production and enactment of the IBPYO at three remote international schools has been examined. The study also addresses how the phenomena of ‘international schools’ and ‘remote schools’ complement or compete with, each other. This results in a better understanding of the educational policies informing both ‘international schools’ and ‘remote schools’ and the interconnectivity that might exist between them.

Elite Schools

Author: Aaron Koh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131767507X
Size: 39.27 MB
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Geography matters to elite schools — to how they function and flourish, to how they locate themselves and their Others. Like their privileged clientele they use geography as a resource to elevate themselves. They mark, and market, place. This collection, as a whole, reads elite schools through a spatial lens. It offers fresh lines of inquiry to the ‘new sociology of elite schools.’ Collectively the authors examine elite schools and systems in different parts of the world. They highlight the ways that these schools, and their clients, operate within diverse local, national, regional, and global contexts in order to shape their own and their clients’ privilege and prestige. The collection also points to the uses of the transnational as a resource via the International Baccalaureate, study tours, and the discourses of global citizenship. Building on research about social class, meritocracy, privilege, and power in education, it offers inventive critical lenses and insights particularly from the ‘Global South.’ As such it is an intervention in global power/knowledge geographies.

Global Identity In Multicultural And International Educational Contexts

Author: Nigel Bagnall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317632176
Size: 59.72 MB
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The increased movement of people globally has changed the face of national and international schooling. Higher levels of mobility have resulted from both the willing movement of students and their families with a desire to create a better life, and the forced movement of refugee families travelling away from war, famine and other extreme circumstances. This book explores the idea that the complex connections created by the forces of globalisation have led to a diminishing difference between what were once described as international schools and national schools. By examining a selection of responses from students attending international schools in Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Philippines and Switzerland, the book discusses key issues surrounding identity and cosmopolitan senses of belonging. Chapters draw from current literature and recent qualitative research to highlight the concerns that students face within the international school community, including social, psychological, and academic difficulties. The interviews provide a rich and unique body of knowledge, demonstrating how perceptions of identity and belonging are changing, especially with affiliation to a national or a global identity. The notion that international students have become global citizens through their affiliation to a global rather than a national identity exhibits a changing and potentially irreversible trend. Global Identity in Multicultural and International Educational Contexts will be of key interest to researchers, academics and policy makers involved with international schooling and globalised education.

Multidisciplinary Research Perspectives In Education

Author: Indika Liyanage
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 946300615X
Size: 76.24 MB
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“The editors of this extraordinary book, Indika Liyanage and Badeng Nima, have brought together a wonderfully wide-ranging collection of chapters. The breadth and depth of the studies of education issues in China and Australia are impressive. The topics encompass important questions concerning education policies, curricula, pedagogy, equality, parental engagement, cultural heritage, and anti-drug education. The scope of the book includes Chinese and Australian settings that range from kindergartens to higher education, and from rural to urban environments. The diversity of the book strengthens rather than weakens its coherence, because the golden thread running through all the chapters is a portrayal of the complexity of education provision when global, national and local forces interact. Written by academics with hands-on experience, the chapters provide evidence-based discussions of practical conundrums, enriched by the sophisticated use of interdisciplinary approaches. As a result, this book is powerful, challenging and ground-breaking.” – Bob Adamson, UNESCO Chairholder in TVET and Lifelong Learning, Education University of Hong Kong

Chinese Language Education In The United States

Author: Jiening Ruan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319213083
Size: 62.57 MB
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This book offers historical, philosophical, and sociocultural perspectives on Chinese language education for speakers of other languages with a special focus on Chinese language education in the United States. It provides a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in CFL/CSL education over time in China and the U.S. and the philosophical, political and sociocultural influences that led to these changes. The essays address a wide array of topics related to Chinese language education, including: A historical overview of the field Theories that apply to CFL/CSL learning Policies and initiatives for CFL/CSL by the Chinese and U.S. governments Medium of instruction Curriculum and instruction for CFL/CSL learners at K-12 and college levels Technology for CFL/CSL education Chinese language learning for heritage learners CFL in study abroad contexts CFL teacher education and training This work is essential reading for scholars and students interested in gaining a greater understanding of Chinese language education in the two countries and around the world.

Secondary School English Education In Asia

Author: Bernard Spolsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317642759
Size: 10.52 MB
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Continuing on from the previously published Primary School English-Language Education in Asia: From Policy to Practice (Moon & Spolsky, 2012), this book compiles the proceedings which took place at the 2011 annual conference of AsiaTEFL which took place in Seoul, Korea. It surveys the current status, practices, challenges, and future directions of Secondary English education in 11 diverse countries - in Israel, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Vietnam and China. Given the importance of secondary English education as the central feature for continuing development of target language and culture in English language teaching in Asia, each contributed chapter includes key policies, theories, and practices related to the development and implementation of country-specific curricular and instructional programs in secondary English educational contexts in these countries. Secondary School English Education in Asia: From Policy to Practice critically analyses both sides of the English language debate – from advantages to complications – in its chapters including: Educating for the 21st Century: The Singapore Experience Miles to Go ...: Secondary Level English Language Education in India English Language Education Innovation for the Vietnamese Secondary School: The Project 2020 Exploring the Value of ELT as a Secondary School Subject in China: A Multi-goal Model for English Curriculum Secondary School English Education in Asia will appeal to English Language Teaching (ELT) researchers, teacher educators, trainee teachers and teachers, primarily those teaching in Asia.

A Media Discourse Analysis

Author: Victor Steve Christianopoulos
Publisher: Open Dissertation Press
ISBN: 9781374721722
Size: 24.76 MB
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This dissertation, "A Media Discourse Analysis" by Victor Steve, Christianopoulos, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Abstract This study addresses the problem of media discourse analysis. The main question arising from this problem, which this study addresses is the discursive construction of social reality that is involved in the production and consumption of newsprint media. My central thesis in addressing this question is that within the framework of the 'one country - two systems', different newspapers such as the China Daily and South China Morning Post represent, can and do report the same events in entirely different ways that reflect their respective social, political and economic contexts of production and consumption. The aim is to undertake a comparative analysis of the these two English language newspapers in their coverage of the protest march against Article 23 and the related discourse involving the events that followed July 1, 2003. The research context of this study is in the domain of Critical Discourse Analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Social Semiotic Theory. The study begins from the premise that in order to undertake a comprehensive newsprint media analysis, it is necessary to draw from a range of theoretical approaches depending on the focus of the analysis and the modes of media representation being analysed. The method used therefore involves concepts drawn from these theoretical approaches. The results show that the two newspapers do indeed discursively construct and shape the news according to the social, political and economic contextual factors of their production and consumption. The significance of this study lies in the fact that it also addresses visual elements of newsprint reporting, as well as discursive and textual features as they apply in the Hong Kong / China context. In short, this study investigates media discourse analysis by drawing on a range of theoretical concepts to achieve a comparative study of the two newspapers in question and how they construct the news and in turn are shaped by their own contexts of production and consumption. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3014615 Subjects: Functionalism (Linguistics) Press - China - Hong Kong Discourse analysis Systemic grammar Semiotics - Social aspects