EMI is a growing and controversial phenomenon in two quite different arenas. Firstly, the popular and much-debated drive toward EMI in school and HE education in the developing world; and secondly, the huge growth over the last decade in EMI in universities in Europe and the Far East.
This session presents an initial global overview of the field, with case studies from particular regions, and a survey of teacher views. It will also look forward to a new study addressing the controversial questions of whether and how EMI can contribute to inclusivity and social mobility, as opposed to remaining an activity for elites - even an instrument to ensure elite closure; and if it can provide both access and quality for disadvantaged groups.
This session is one of two on EMI at Going Global 2015, and is complimented with a session focussing on practical implementation of EMI in university contexts.