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Mon Aug 27 2018

Books: Policy and Politics in Global Primary English: Enever

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Date: 23-Jul-2018
From: Sophie Rogers <>
Subject: Policy and Politics in Global Primary English: Enever
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Title: Policy and Politics in Global Primary English
Series Title: Oxford Applied Linguistics
Published: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author: Janet Enever
Paperback: ISBN: 9780194200547 Pages: 208 Price: ----

In this volume, Janet Enever explores the complex forces that shape national and local language education policy-making for the early introduction of English as a foreign language at primary and pre-primary levels worldwide. This is the first book of its kind demonstrating the extent to which English is now perceived as a pre-requisite for participation in the global economy, reflecting the rapid development of early start English now exploding across Asia, Latin America, and other fast-growing economies.

"This is a timely and important book. Professor Enever demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of primary English policy and practice in a range of countries and, from a sound theoretical framework, draws together evidence to show how policies are all too often guided by short-term political considerations rather than sound educational practice. Whilst critiquing inappropriate practice, she also analyses the conditions which have the potential to lead to quality - and equitable - English language programmes at the primary level."- David Hayes, Department of Applied Linguistics, Brock University.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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