Language Policies and Language Education: The Impact in East Asian Countries in the Next Decade
Wah Kam Ho, Ruth Wong
Times Media, 2000 - Education - 342 pages
This book provides a comparative study of policy and education processes related to language in 15 Asian countries. Each report reviews the development of the national system's language policy and education, emphasising the critical role of language in its development. At the same time, it gives due regard to cultural heritage and to how the dominant language has served people's needs. Also covered are the role of foreign languages in each country and the spread and status of English as a second or foreign language.
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Academic areas Asia Asian Association Bahasa Indonesia become bilingual Brunei Brunei Darussalam Cambodia changes chapter China Chinese communication continue culture curriculum Department dialects discusses economic education policy education system English language ethnic examination foreign language French grade groups high schools Hong Kong implementation important improve Institute issues Japan Japanese Korea language education Language Planning language policy language teaching learning Linguistics major Malay Malaysia Mandarin means medium of instruction Ministry of Education mother tongue Multilingual national language Normal North official language period perspective Philippines political population present Press primary primary schools problems proficiency programme promote provides reading referred regional Report Research result role secondary school Singapore situation social society South Southeast speak spoken standard status survey Table Taiwan taught teachers Thai understand University Vietnam Vietnamese writing written