Daichi Ishii

Liquid Space Formed by English-medium Courses in Korea and Japan Through Observation of Organizations Representing International Student

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Volume II, 2018, No 2, Pages: 79-90
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24193/JRHE.2018.2.5
Daichi Ishii, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, e-mail: daichido@gmail.com

The number of students who study outside their own countries has been increasing, and the destinations and types of international students are diversifying these days. One of the reasons for this is the expanding number of courses taught in English for public-policy-driven internationalization of higher education. This paper examines courses taught in English in Japan and Korea by looking at the organizations representing international students, which show the homogeneity of international students beyond identity, for their common interest and their necessity of a representative body in relationship to various stakeholders. Then, it suggests a number of merits of observing these organizations in terms of finding out the real issues brought about by courses taught in English that cannot be identified by policy analysis.
Keynotes: Hofstede’s model, social axioms, personal autonomy, education, intergenerational comparison.

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