publication . Research . 2017

Beyond EFL : Globalizing Education in Japan

Smith, Michael;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: 青森県立保健大学雑誌 = Journal of Aomori University of Health and Welfare, volume 17, pages 45-50 (issn: 1349-3272, Copyright policy)
Abstract
Current approaches to education are not providing students in Japan with the skills necessary to become global human resources. How can skills such as effective communication, problem solving, cultural awareness, and leadership, all necessary in a rapidly globalizing world, be developed and nurtured in Japan’s schools? National public education must begin to play a more prominent role in the development of these important global skills. This paper will describe first year university students’ experiences with, and impressions of, the foreign language education they have received and ask whether or not this can be considered a globalizing education?
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: global human resources, skill development, language education, reform
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