Multilingual Education

Language Policy Challenges in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia

Authors: Gill, Saran Kaur

  • Deals with language policy, educational policy and nation building in multi-ethnic societies, framed by practical experience in one of Asia’s most ethnically diverse countries, Malaysia
  • Highlights political, socio-cultural, economic and knowledge economy factors and their impact on government decisions with regards to language policies and education
  • Examines the dynamic tension between national collective identity and ethnic identity in majority and minority ethnic groups
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Set in Malaysia, this book encompasses language and cultural policy challenges that many other multi-ethnic nations currently have to address. The people of Malaysia constitute a diverse ethnic, linguistic and cultural population and one of the continuing challenges is the development and establishment of the Malaysian people’s ethnic, national and global cultural identities. This challenge is evident in the journey of language and cultural policy from the post-independence period to the 21st century; a period of over 50 years. The book highlights political, socio-cultural, economic and knowledge economy factors as they impact on decisions made by the government with regard to language policy in the various educational systems. It examines decisions made on the selection of the national language, the medium of instruction in educational systems, the varying changes in language policy for the field of science and technology and the maintenance and sustenance of minority languages.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introducing the Situational Context, Macro-Sociolinguistics and Key Elements of Language Planning and Policy in Malaysia

    Gill, Saran Kaur

    Pages 1-16

  • Language, Nation-Building and Identity Formation in a Multi-Ethnic Society

    Gill, Saran Kaur

    Pages 17-33

  • The Role of Language Education During Colonial Rule and Post-Independence Period

    Gill, Saran Kaur

    Pages 35-54

  • Drastic Change in the Medium of Instruction: From Bahasa Malaysia to English

    Gill, Saran Kaur

    Pages 55-69

  • The Re-reversal from English to Bahasa Malaysia

    Gill, Saran Kaur

    Pages 71-88

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7966-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7965-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0304-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Policy Challenges in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia
Authors
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7966-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7966-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7965-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0304-6
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 124
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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