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Kudo, Kazuhiro – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
This paper provides an interpretive investigation into the social representation of intercultural exchange at one of the newly established international universities in Japan. The author conducted quasi-structured interviews with 5 staff members and 22 students to gain insight into their perceptions of intercultural exchange and interactions. The…
Descriptors: International Education, Intercultural Programs, International Educational Exchange, Foreign Countries
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Saito, Eisuke; Atencio, Matthew – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2015
Under neo-liberal policies in many countries, there has been an extensive trend of educational reform which intensifies competition. Such educational reform is underpinned by direct government control, seen in centre to periphery forms of policy administration and implementation with strong emphasis on managerialism and test-oriented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Social Justice, Educational Change
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Ogawa, Akihiro – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2013
This article examines the current developments in Japan's lifelong learning policy and practices. I argue that promoting lifelong learning is an action that manages the risks of governance for the neoliberal state. Implementing a new lifelong learning policy involves the employment of a political technique toward integrating the currently divided…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Risk Management, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Haugh, Michael – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2008
Research about identity has undergone a discursive turn in recent years, with a shift from conceptualising identity as an essentialistic, pre-existing construct that drives social interaction, to a more fluid and hybrid construct that is constituted through discourse. As a result, a number of recent studies investigating the construction of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Identification (Psychology), Self Concept, Development