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ERIC Number: EJ1165361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2322-1291
MA TESOL Dissertations in a Changing Global Landscape: A Case from Iran
Tavakoli, Parvaneh; Hasrati, Mostafa
Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, v6 n1 p109-128 Jan 2018
This paper has investigated the way the dissertation writing component of MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) programmes in Iran has changed over the past decade in relation to globalization. The data, collected from 40 questionnaires completed by Iranian academic staff teaching these programmes, suggest that while change in the content and curriculum has been minimal, some major shifts are observed in the functions MA dissertations serve. The most fundamental change reported is that dissertations are now seen in this local context as an opportunity to respond to the global trend of "publish or perish". The analysis of the data demonstrates a complex picture of how global trends, national higher education policies and regulations and the local initiatives interact with one another to turn MA dissertations into a source of research publications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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