Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Assistant Professor-lecturer
Language English
Publication Date 2023
Type Academic Paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title A Policy Analysis of Compulsory English Classes in Japanese Universities
Contribution Type Multiple author(s)
Journal Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Southern Connecticut State University
Volume, Issue, Page 7(1),pp.1-14
Total page number 14
Authorship Lead author
International coauthorship International coauthorship
Author and coauthor *Philip Gurney, Matthew Michaud, Justin Richardson
Details Policy analysis exploring the prevalence and purpose of compulsory practical English courses for
students across all faculties in universities in Japan. The first part of this analysis explores the broader social, cultural, political, and economic context of compulsory English courses in Japanese universities. The second part of this analysis will critically examine the policy of compulsory English courses regarding the role of teachers at Japanese universities and identify opportunities for positive change. This analysis should be particularly insightful for anyone teaching or designing curriculum for English language courses in a Japanese university, especially those who are less familiar with the policies and broader contextual forces that affect their classrooms.