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ERIC Number: EJ1201789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
Korea's Language Policy Responses to Globalization
Chang, Bok-Myung
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v22 n2 p71-85 2018
This study aimed to investigate that the language policies of Korea have been changed to meet the needs of the globalized world. The purpose of this research was to examine how English language textbooks reflected the goals of the language policies of Korea for promoting the competences of Korea's young generation to participate in a global competition. As for the research methodology, English language textbook analysis was adopted because English language textbooks approved by the Korean government show the essential elements of Korea's globalization policies, as found in the contents of the English textbooks. The nine middle school textbooks published in 2015 and 2017 (one textbook in grades 7, 8, and 9 from 3 different publishing companies) were analyzed, focusing on the topical construction and cultural contents. The results of the textbook analysis showed that the topics of the textbooks were diverse and the cultural contents of English textbooks were varied so that the cultural awareness of Korean students could be expanded. So the language policies of Korea can be evaluated as appropriate for cultivating the young Korean generation's capabilities so as to participate in the globalized world.
Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. Cheongji National University of Education. Main Bldg #506, 2065 Cheongnam-ro, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do 28690, Korea. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea