Language Policy

English Language Education Policy in Asia

Editors: Kirkpatrick, Robert (Ed.)

  • Comprehensive studies cover all aspects of English language education policy in Asia, from policy to practical application in schools
  • Clear assessments of current policies and future trends, expertly drafted by specialists
  • A critical read for educational researchers, policy makers, and curriculum developers ​
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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.

Reviews

“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)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Challenges for English Education Policies in Asia

    Kirkpatrick, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • English-in-Education Policy and Planning in Bangladesh: A Critical Examination

    Hamid, M. Obaidul (et al.)

    Pages 25-48

  • English Language Education Policies in the People’s Republic of China

    Gil, Jeffrey

    Pages 49-90

  • English Language Education Policy and the Native-Speaking English Teacher (NET) Scheme in Hong Kong

    Jeon, Mihyon

    Pages 91-111

  • English Education Policy in India

    Ramanathan, Hema

    Pages 113-126

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eBook £100.50
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Hardcover £126.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22463-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English Language Education Policy in Asia
Editors
  • Robert Kirkpatrick
Series Title
Language Policy
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22464-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22464-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22463-3
Series ISSN
1571-5361
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 388
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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