The Modern Language Ideology of English Pedagogy in Japan: Intercultural and International Communication Consequences

The Modern Language Ideology of English Pedagogy in Japan: Intercultural and International Communication Consequences

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In Study 1, a basic structure was identified underlying the debate, which takes a form of emphasizing the importance of either ELE or national language education. Japanese tend to be exposed to the perspective from the outside, either through their direct experiences or mediated by the mass media, and also tend to hold the senses of crisis and anxiety of loss of Japanese identity because of excessive emphasis on English or isolation from the rest of the world owing to the lack of English abilities. Education emerges as a key to solve such problems and is believed to fulfill the need for international and intercultural communication. Here Japanese language is regarded as supporting the root of Japanese identity, while English language is as the tool that can be used for communicating with the outside of Japan, clearly indicting the subject-object dichotomy.studying a foreign language in her eyes. ... is thought of as not enthusiastic about foreign language education, the number of elementary schools where French, German, Chinese, or Japanese are taught is increasing in a lot of big citiesa€ (A69) .


Title:The Modern Language Ideology of English Pedagogy in Japan: Intercultural and International Communication Consequences
Author: Masaki Yoshitake
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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