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The Resource Standards of English in higher education : issues, challenges and strategies, Neil Murray

Standards of English in higher education : issues, challenges and strategies, Neil Murray

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Standards of English in higher education : issues, challenges and strategies
Title
Standards of English in higher education
Title remainder
issues, challenges and strategies
Statement of responsibility
Neil Murray
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The student demographic of universities today has changed quite dramatically from even a decade ago. As universities seek to internationalise, widen participation and derive attendant reputational and financial benefits, along with greater opportunities for research collaborations and industry links, they also face a growing challenge associated with what Neil Murray terms 'the English language question'. In particular, as the proportion of students of non-English speaking backgrounds entering universities increases, there is growing concern over levels of language proficiency and what this can mean for educational standards, the student experience and, ultimately, institutional standing. Standards of English in Higher Education unpacks a number of key and interrelated issues - for example, the assessment of proficiency and the structure and nature of provision - that bear on the question of English language standards and in doing so offers a frank critical appraisal of English language in higher education today"--
  • "In an era of globalisation and ever-increasing student mobility, there are few people working in higher education today, whether as managers, academics or administrators, who are unaware of the increasing prominence of English language as a key - many would say contentious - issue in the sector. The number of English-medium universities, where all or part of the curriculum is delivered via the medium of English, is growing as institutions try to acquire a share of what is now the global enterprise of education. Significantly, these institutions are no longer confined primarily to those countries where English is used as the native tongue - what Kachru (1988) referred to as the 'inner circle' countries, in his frequently cited Concentric Circles model. Increasingly, universities worldwide are looking at the possibility of offering programmes or modules in English in an effort to attract international students, ensure their long-term viability, and enhance their reputations as global institutions with an international outlook and the ability to produce graduates who are equipped to meet the expectations of employers in what is a changing, increasingly multicultural workplace, where communication skills are regarded as more important than ever"--
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1960-
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Murray, Neil
Dewey number
306.442/21
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1074.7
LC item number
.M87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English language
  • English language
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • English language
  • English language
  • Englisch
  • Hochschulunterricht
  • Standardsprache
Label
Standards of English in higher education : issues, challenges and strategies, Neil Murray
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/32781/cover/9781107032781.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The 'English language question' in the context of the changing face of higher education -- 2. English language: the need for and impact of policy and regulation -- 3. Seeking definitional clarity: what is 'English language proficiency'? -- 4. Pre-enrolment language assessment and English language conditions of entry -- 5. Post-enrolment language assessment: challenges and opportunities -- 6. From assessment to provision -- 7. Innovation in English language provision: driving and navigating institutional change -- 8. Innovation in English language provision in higher education: an Australian case study
Control code
ocn919483353
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 301 pages
Isbn
9781107032781
Lccn
2015026853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781107032781
  • (OCoLC)919483353
Label
Standards of English in higher education : issues, challenges and strategies, Neil Murray
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/32781/cover/9781107032781.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The 'English language question' in the context of the changing face of higher education -- 2. English language: the need for and impact of policy and regulation -- 3. Seeking definitional clarity: what is 'English language proficiency'? -- 4. Pre-enrolment language assessment and English language conditions of entry -- 5. Post-enrolment language assessment: challenges and opportunities -- 6. From assessment to provision -- 7. Innovation in English language provision: driving and navigating institutional change -- 8. Innovation in English language provision in higher education: an Australian case study
Control code
ocn919483353
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 301 pages
Isbn
9781107032781
Lccn
2015026853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781107032781
  • (OCoLC)919483353

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