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ERIC Number: EJ952711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Towards "Thick Description" of Educational Transfer: Understanding a Japanese Institution's "Import" of European Language Policy
Rappleye, Jeremy; Imoto, Yuki; Horiguchi, Sachiko
Comparative Education, v47 n4 p411-432 2011
Globalisation and convergence in educational policy worldwide has reinvigorated, while rendering more complex, the classic theme of educational transfer. Framed by this wider pursuit of new understandings of a changing transfer/context puzzle, this paper explores how an ethnographic "thick description" might complement and extend recent research. Specifically, it relates findings from extended ethnographic work on an attempt by a prominent Japanese university to "import" the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This rare case of explicit "borrowing" from a supranational space directly to the domestic institutional level, when approached in such a way, suggests new insights to help the field refine understandings of the processes, "shape-shifting", and "success" of international policy migration. (Contains 3 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan