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English Language Education Policy in Asia - Language Policy 11 (Hardback)
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English Language Education Policy in Asia - Language Policy 11 (Hardback)

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Hardback 388 Pages / Published: 07/12/2015
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This volume offers comprehensive 'state-of-the-art' overviews of educational policies concerning the teaching of English in a large number of Asian countries. Each contribution is written by a leading expert and gives a clear assessment of current policies and future trends. Starting with a description of the English education policies in the respective countries, the contributors then delve into the 'nuts and bolts' of the English education policies and how they play out in practice in the education system, in schools, in the curriculum, and in teaching. Topics covered include the balance between the acquisition of English and the national language, political, cultural, economic and technical factors that strengthen or weaken the learning of English.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319224633
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 7155 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016


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"In this `age of English', Robert Kirkpatrick's timely book outlines the realities, possibilities and challenges of English-language policies in 16 Asian countries. It will be of interest to policymakers, curriculum and course designers, researchers and language teachers. ... this collection provides important information about English-language education policies and practices today. Although it deals with Asian settings, I believe it is also relevant for non-anglo-phone and post-colonial contexts elsewhere." (Pramod Kumar Sah, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, March, 2017)

"English Language Education Policy in Asia presents an in-depth introduction to the development and challenges of English-language education policies of 15 countries and a region (Hong Kong China) in Asia. The volume explores the issue of language policy from the perspectives of sociopolitical, economic, and linguistic shifts, providing a guide to the realities of English-language policies in Asia. ... this book will serve as an excellent reference for students, teachers, and researchers in English-language education policy in Asia." (Xiaoqin Yin, Comparative Education Review, November, 2016)

"This book provides an excellent overview of the language education policies in most of Asia. ... this book serves to remind us of the complexities of educational policy planning in a dynamic region like Asia. Policy-makers would find this book a valuable resource for future challenges in policy planning and implementation, especially the teaching of English in a multilingual context." (Esther Boucher-Yip, Current Issues in Language Planning, Vol. 18 (2), August, 2016)

"Kirkpatrick's new edited book presents a distinctive and timely volume on the developments and challenges of English language education in Asian countries. Given its highly informative nature, it would be a good reference book for policy-makers, curriculum designers, language teachers and graduate students to read for history and facts of English language education policy development in Asia. ... book is well presented and theoretically based and offers a very good combination of hapters on policies and practices in various countries." (Danping Wang, The Journal of Asia TEFL, Vol. 13 (2), 2016)

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