The Routledge International Handbook of Language Education Policy in Asia

1st Edition

Andy Kirkpatrick, Anthony J. Liddicoat

Routledge
Published April 15, 2019
Reference - 484 Pages
ISBN 9781138955608 - CAT# Y206661
Series: Routledge International Handbooks

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Summary

This must-have handbook offers a comprehensive survey of the field. It reviews the language education policies of Asia, encompassing 30 countries sub-divided by regions, namely East, Southeast, South and Central Asia, and considers the extent to which these are being implemented and with what effect.

The most recent iteration of language education policies of each of the countries is described and the impact and potential consequence of any change is critically considered. Each country chapter provides a historical overview of the languages in use and language education policies, examines the ideologies underpinning the language choices, and includes an account of the debates and controversies surrounding language and language education policies, before concluding with some predictions for the future.

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