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The Self-Other Positioning of International Students in the Japanese University English Language Classroom

  • Damian J. Rivers

Abstract

Described as ‘a hotbed of innovation and new developments in international academic mobility’ (Knight, 2007, p. 23), the period since the turn of the century has witnessed a remarkable increase in the cross-border movement of individuals in pursuit of educational opportunity. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2011, p. 318) reports that in 2009 ‘almost 3.7 million tertiary students were enrolled outside of their country of citizenship’, a 6 per cent increase on the previous year. Such dramatic flows have been underpinned by increased global competition among universities and national economies, the simultaneous emergence of new educational markets and an increasingly convergent neoliberal discourse of globalization (Yokoyama, 2010).

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International Student Language Policy English Teacher English Language Proficiency Japanese Language 
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  • Damian J. Rivers
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  1. 1.Future University HakodateJapan

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