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FYI: English Education policy: Asia and the Middle East

Author: Robert Kirkpatrick

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

FYI Body: English education policy

Call for papers
Upcoming Volume in the prestigious Springer Language Policy series

This new volume, due for publication in late 2013 is part of the Language Policy series.
English Education Policy in Asia and the Middle East

This volume includes comprehensive state-of-the-art reviews of Asian and Middle Eastern countries’ English education policies, giving clear assessments of the current policies and likely future trends.

The book gives a general description of English education policies in the respective countries, and then delves into the 'nuts and bolts' of the English education practice in the education system as a whole, in the schools, in the curriculum and in teaching. Essays cover issues such as the balance between English learning and the acquisition of the national language, as well as political, cultural, economic and technical aspects that strengthen or weaken the learning of English.

The book will be a critical read for policy makers, and will also help English educators and administrators to better understand their role in the implementation of the policies.

Information for writers

Each essay should explore one country in the region and supply a focussed and critical study that includes clear assessments of past, present and future English education policies. Problems, limitations, advantages and disadvantages of each country's policy should be elucidated and writers should supply background information including political, economic and cultural elements that relate to the learning of English.

It may be useful if writers also compare, to some extent, the policies and level of English with other countries in the region.

An initial outline of the paper should be sent as soon as possible, and the final draft ready for review, by August 2013

For further information write to the editor of this volume, Robert Kirkpatrick, at

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