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Lecturers’ perceptions on factors influencing the implementation of bilingual instruction in Indonesian universities

Lecturers’ perceptions on factors influencing the implementation of bilingual instruction in... The purpose of this paper is to explore lecturers’ perceptions on factors that affect the implementation of bilingual instruction (BI) policy in Indonesian higher education.Design/methodology/approachThis qualitative study used 15 lecturers who taught in BI programs in three Indonesian universities. The data were gained through semi-structured interviews. The semi-structured interview data were analyzed via thematic approach.FindingsThe findings of the study suggest a number of factors influencing the implementation of BI, including the support from lecturers, leadership, and government. The availability of adapted curriculum and systematic assessment also influences the successful implementation of BI in Indonesian tertiary education.Practical implicationsThe findings of this study have implications for the success of similar programs and the ways to gain understanding of BI within higher education contexts.Originality/valueBI research is not new; however, little information is related to BI in Indonesia. This work contributes to a growing body of literature that explore BI and education factors within higher education setting. The significance of this study is to raise greater understanding of several important factors that influence the implementation of BI policy within university settings. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education Emerald Publishing

Lecturers’ perceptions on factors influencing the implementation of bilingual instruction in Indonesian universities

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2050-7003
DOI
10.1108/jarhe-04-2017-0034
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore lecturers’ perceptions on factors that affect the implementation of bilingual instruction (BI) policy in Indonesian higher education.Design/methodology/approachThis qualitative study used 15 lecturers who taught in BI programs in three Indonesian universities. The data were gained through semi-structured interviews. The semi-structured interview data were analyzed via thematic approach.FindingsThe findings of the study suggest a number of factors influencing the implementation of BI, including the support from lecturers, leadership, and government. The availability of adapted curriculum and systematic assessment also influences the successful implementation of BI in Indonesian tertiary education.Practical implicationsThe findings of this study have implications for the success of similar programs and the ways to gain understanding of BI within higher education contexts.Originality/valueBI research is not new; however, little information is related to BI in Indonesia. This work contributes to a growing body of literature that explore BI and education factors within higher education setting. The significance of this study is to raise greater understanding of several important factors that influence the implementation of BI policy within university settings.

Journal

Journal of Applied Research in Higher EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 19, 2018

Keywords: Higher education; Indonesia; Lecturers; Bilingual factors; Bilingual instruction; Implementation of policy

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