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ERIC Number: EJ1173332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0726-2655
The Way to Modernization: Language Ideologies and the Peace Corps English Education in Korea
Lee, Chee Hye
Education and Society, v35 n1 p63-80 Apr 2017
The language policies and practices embodied in the Peace Corps/Korea program (1966-1981) are the reflection and the implementation of language ideologies that interplay with the socio-historical, political, and economic contexts of Korea during the 1960s and 1970s. Concerned with a nation's modernization, Korea placed an emphasis on educational development. Peace Corps Volunteers in Korea, most of whom taught English, were expected to contribute to Korea's economic development by emphasizing communicative English. The Peace Corps/Korea's English Language Teaching (ELT), which was in sharp contrast to Korea's traditional ELT was justified, rationalized, and legitimized as a path to modernity and prosperity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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