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dc.contributor.authorBridges, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorBartlett, Brendanen_US
dc.contributor.editorC. Gitsakien_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:52:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:52:49Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-19T04:39:43Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781847183477en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/19670
dc.description.abstractWe assert a tension between "internationalisation" as an evolving construct and its enactment in the higher education marketplace in relation to short-term, TESOL teacher education programs conducted in Australia. We argue that this tension is evident in instances of dissonance between how internationalisation has been portrayed in academic literature and federal policy and how it is perceived at the higher education coalface. In making this claim, we recognise that the instantiation of internationalisation-in-practice that we draw upon as a data source is only one of many practical manifestations of the paradigm. Indeed, data from our case study of a TESOL program in teacher education support many of the defining characteristics of internationalisation. However, they indicate also a growing tension between discursive trends, policy rhetoric and enactment. We assert that the resolution of this tension is central to avoiding conflict surrounding ambiguous signals of purpose from the federal government and the higher education sector. While many see such short-term programs as mutually beneficial for providers who gain financially and for teachers who gain in value-added ways from refining their craft in an immersion context for English usage, we warn that Australian goals for internationalisation in Education need to be more honest in reflecting the pecuniary interest of the sector. We believe they can do this without impunity by being sensitive and responsive to what participating international students want from the preparation.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCambridge Scholars Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeNewcastle, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.cambridgescholars.com/language-and-languages-19en_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleLanguage and Languages: Global and Local Tensions.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom15en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto39en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330106en_US
dc.titleProspect or promise: Internationalisation in Australia.en_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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