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

Amirullah Abduh (Universitas Negeri Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia)

Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education

ISSN: 2050-7003

Publication date: 2 July 2018

Abstract

Purpose

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/approach

This 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.

Findings

The 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 implications

The 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/value

BI 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.

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Citation

Abduh, A. (2018), "Lecturers’ perceptions on factors influencing the implementation of bilingual instruction in Indonesian universities", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 206-216. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-04-2017-0034

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