English Medium Instruction and Human Linguistic Rights: Academic, Psychological and Cultural Suffering

dc.contributor.author Masri, Taghreed Ibrahim
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-25T09:39:17Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-25T09:39:17Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (2020), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1163/15718115-28030003 en_US
dc.description.abstract In higher education in the UAE, English is used as the medium of instruction, while academic Arabic is relegated to few electives that can be also taken in English. Policy makers perceive the transition from Arabic medium instruction (ami) schools to English medium instruction (emi) universities as normal and automatic. This study aims to explore how students see this transition, and whether they find it automatic and smooth, or embroiled in hardship and difficulties. It is based on a critical theoretical framework and is approached using exploratory critical methodology. Twenty semi-structured interviews were conducted with twenty undergraduate Arab students in three English-medium universities. Results showed that students faced psychological, academic, social and cultural difficulties associated with the transition from Arabic schools to English-medium instruction universities. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Masri, T. (2020). English Medium Instruction and Human Linguistic Rights: Academic, Psychological and Cultural Suffering, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, 28(3), 514-543. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718115-28030003 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1385-4879
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1163/15718115-28030003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/415
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Brill | Nijhoff en_US
dc.relation Author Affiliation : Taghreed Masri, Canadian University of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal on Minority and Group Rights;Volume 28, Issue 3
dc.rights Permission to reuse abstract has been secured from Brill | Nijhoff.
dc.subject transition en_US
dc.subject English-medium instruction (emi) en_US
dc.subject linguistic rights en_US
dc.subject minority en_US
dc.subject suffering en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.title English Medium Instruction and Human Linguistic Rights: Academic, Psychological and Cultural Suffering en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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