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Constructions Of Heritage In Japanese As A Heritage Language Schools In England

Mulvey, Nahoko (2016) Constructions Of Heritage In Japanese As A Heritage Language Schools In England. In: Papers from the Education Doctoral Research Conference 2015. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, pp. 77-85. ISBN 9780704428621

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This paper presents data from interviews conducted with head administrators of 10 Japanese as a Heritage Language (JHL) schools in England and examines their emic perspectives on ‘heritage’. ‘Heritage’ is defined as “elements of past experience that a group deliberately sets out to preserve and pass on to the next generation” (Blackledge & Creese, 2010, p. 164). The interview transcripts are interrogated for their constructions of heritage in relation to the curriculum. A range of perspectives on heritage can be seen and these differences may affect the programme and approach each school chooses. In the era of globalisation, ‘heritage’ can involve connections to the future as well as connections to the past. Kokugo textbooks are selected because of the way they construct a Japanese ‘authenticity’. This paper presents phase one of a larger project aiming to shed light on the curriculum of JHL schools in England.

Type of Work:Book Section
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Number of Pages:9
Department:School of Education
Date:March 2016
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
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ID Code:2147

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