Ideology, Agency, and Intercultural Communicative Competence: A Stratified Look into EFL Education in Japan

Author:   Jeremie Bouchard
Publisher:   Springer Verlag, Singapore
Edition:   Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
ISBN:  

9789811350009


Pages:   368
Publication Date:   11 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
We will order this item for you from a manufactured on demand supplier.

Our Price $258.72 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

Ideology, Agency, and Intercultural Communicative Competence: A Stratified Look into EFL Education in Japan


Add your own review!

Overview

Associated with an important epistemological shift from language proficiency to language criticality in applied linguistic research, this book provides a sociological perspective on foreign language education in Japan. By employing ethnographic methods to investigate the relationship between three core analytical elements - foreign language education geared towards the development of learners' intercultural communicative competence; nihonjinron and native-speakerism as potentially constraining ideological forces; and EFL practices observed at four Japanese junior high schools - the author not only shares valuable insights into how English is taught and learned in a stratum of the Japanese EFL system which has received limited attention from researchers over the years, but also clarifies the fundamental and complex changes currently taking place in the Japanese EFL landscape. This multi-faceted book also calls for greater consideration in postmodern ideology critique for the stratified nature of social processes as well as the material conditions and underlying generative mechanisms involved in the production and consumption of (including resistance to) ideological discourse. Accordingly, it outlines several challenges shaping ideology research in educational settings, and responds by developing a realist-oriented theoretical and methodological approach to address these challenges. This book serves as a unique point of reference for the study of parallel nationalist discourses embedded in foreign language education systems around the world.

Full Product Details

Author:   Jeremie Bouchard
Publisher:   Springer Verlag, Singapore
Imprint:   Springer Verlag, Singapore
Edition:   Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Weight:   0.611kg
ISBN:  

9789811350009


ISBN 10:   9811350000
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   11 December 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
We will order this item for you from a manufactured on demand supplier.

Table of Contents

Reviews

Author Information

Jeremie Bouchard holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Birmingham, UK and is currently a member of the Faculty of Humanities at Hokkai Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan. His research centres on the sociological aspects of EFL education in Japanese secondary schools, notably how observed educational processes emerge from the complex mediation between cultural, structural and agentive forces.

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Summer Reading Guides

 

  

Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List