Language Policies and Language Education: The Impact in East Asian Countries in the Next Decade

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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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