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Building Teacher Capacity in English Language Teaching in Vietnam: Research, Policy and Practice

Building Teacher Capacity in English Language Teaching in Vietnam: Research, Policy and Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Van Canh Le, Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen, Thi Thuy Minh Nguyen, Roger Barnard
August 26, 2019

This timely volume opens a window on issues related to English language education in Vietnam. The authors consider that teacher quality is the key factor to be considered if the national English language curriculum outcomes are to be achievable. Aiming to shed light on key issues recently observed...

The Governance and Management of Universities in Asia: Global Influences and Local Responses

The Governance and Management of Universities in Asia: Global Influences and Local Responses

1st Edition

Chang Da Wan, Molly N.N. Lee, Hoe Yeong Loke
April 02, 2019

This volume seeks to identify and explore the dynamics of global forces on the development of higher education in Asia, in particular, how neoliberalism has affected reforms on university governance and management in the region. It includes a set of country-specific studies on how various countries...

Teacher Education for English as a Lingua Franca: Perspectives from Indonesia

Teacher Education for English as a Lingua Franca: Perspectives from Indonesia

1st Edition

Subhan Zein
November 16, 2018

This edited collection responds to a gap in the literature by presenting a much-needed examination of both the theoretical and practical aspects of teacher education for English as a lingua franca in Indonesia. Through a series of extended research-based and conceptual chapters written by experts...

The Asian EFL Classroom: Issues, Challenges and Future Expectations

The Asian EFL Classroom: Issues, Challenges and Future Expectations

1st Edition

Soo-Ok Kweon, Bernard Spolsky
November 15, 2018

This book offers an insight into the 21st century teaching and learning of English in Asia. Despite English being widely recognized as a lingua franca in this era of globalization, the general EFL proficiency of graduates from high schools and even universities in most Asian countries are still...

Lesson Study and Schools as Learning Communities: Asian School Reform in Theory and Practice

Lesson Study and Schools as Learning Communities: Asian School Reform in Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Atsushi Tsukui, Masatsugu Murase
September 13, 2018

School as Learning Community (SLC), or Lesson Study for Learning Community (LSLC) represents an approach to lesson study that emerged in Japan in the 1990s and which has been studied intensively by educators and researchers worldwide to establish democratic learning communities for teachers and...

English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia: Policy, Research and Practice

English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia: Policy, Research and Practice

1st Edition

Subhan Zein, Richmond Stroupe
August 14, 2018

Bringing together a comprehensive range of extended research-based chapters, English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia provides comprehensive insight into policy, research, and practical aspects of teacher preparation for English teachers at pre-service level across multiple contexts in Asia.  ...

English Tertiary Education in Vietnam

English Tertiary Education in Vietnam

1st Edition

James Albright
July 03, 2018

As part of a long series of Vietnam’s policy objectives, English education has been identified as key to improving the quality of its rapidly expanding tertiary institutions and is crucial to the larger aim of modernising and internationalising its economy. Bringing together a wide range of...

Literature Education in the Asia-Pacific: Policies, Practices and Perspectives in Global Times

Literature Education in the Asia-Pacific: Policies, Practices and Perspectives in Global Times

1st Edition

Chin Ee Loh, Suzanne S. Choo, Catherine Beavis
March 27, 2018

The continual rise of English as a global lingua franca has meant that English literature, both as a discipline and as a tool in ESL and EFL classrooms, is being used in varied ways outside the inner circle of English. This edited collection provides an overview of English literature education in...

Rethinking Madrasah Education in a Globalised World

Rethinking Madrasah Education in a Globalised World

1st Edition

Mukhlis Abu Bakar
December 07, 2017

Why is there a need to rethink madrasah education? What is the positioning of Muslims in contemporary society, and how are they prepared? What is the role of the ulama in the reform process? This book explores these questions from the perspective of madrasah education and analyses curricular and...

Emigration, Employability and Higher Education in the Philippines

Emigration, Employability and Higher Education in the Philippines

1st Edition

Yasmin Y. Ortiga
December 01, 2017

This book investigates the dilemma of educating students for future work in the context of the Philippines, one of the top sources of migrant labor in the world. Here, colleges and universities are expected to not only educate students for jobs within the country, but for potential employers beyond...

The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification

The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification

1st Edition

Deane E. Neubauer, Ka Ho Mok, Jin Jiang
November 27, 2017

This volume examines the sustainability of higher education massification throughout the Asia Pacific region. The massification of higher education has swept across the region over the past three decades in complex and astounding ways in some cases. The book inquires after the many faces that...

Policies and Politics in Malaysian Education: Education Reforms, Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Policies and Politics in Malaysian Education: Education Reforms, Nationalism and Neoliberalism

1st Edition

Cynthia Joseph
November 21, 2017

This book draws on elements of critical social theory, research on globalization, neo liberalism and education, and Malaysian Studies to understand the interplay of globalization, nationalism, cultural politics and ethnicized neoliberalism in shaping the educational reforms in Malaysia. Using the...

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