Secondary School English Education in Asia
From policy to practice
Continuing on from the previously published Primary School English-Language Education in Asia: From Policy to Practice (Moon & Spolsky, 2012), this book compiles the proceedings which took place at the 2011 annual conference of AsiaTEFL which took place in Seoul, Korea. It surveys the current status, practices, challenges, and future directions of Secondary English education in 11 diverse countries - in Israel, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Vietnam and China. Given the importance of secondary English education as the central feature for continuing development of target language and culture in English language teaching in Asia, each contributed chapter includes key policies, theories, and practices related to the development and implementation of country-specific curricular and instructional programs in secondary English educational contexts in these countries. Secondary School English Education in Asia: From Policy to Practice critically analyses both sides of the English language debate – from advantages to complications – in its chapters including:
- Educating for the 21st Century: The Singapore Experience
- Miles to Go …: Secondary Level English Language Education in India
- English Language Education Innovation for the Vietnamese Secondary School: The Project 2020
- Exploring the Value of ELT as a Secondary School Subject in China: A Multi-goal Model for English Curriculum
Secondary School English Education in Asia will appeal to English Language Teaching (ELT) researchers, teacher educators, trainee teachers and teachers, primarily those teaching in Asia.
Table of Contents
Part 1 1. English in Secondary Education in Israel Susan Hotlzman 2. Seconday English Education in Japan: An Overview and a Preview Judy Noguchi 3. Innovating Secondary English Education in Korea Young Shik Lee 4. Educating for the 21st Century: The Singapore Experience Peter Teo Part 2 5. Secondary English Educating in Bangladesh: A Critical Review Arifa Rahman 6. 6 Miles to Go…: Secondary Level English Language Educating in India Ravinder Gargesh 7. The Teaching of English at Secondary Schools in Indonesia Didi Sukyadi 8. Globalisation and the Evolution of English Language Education in Malaysian Secondary Schools Raja Mazuin Bte Raja Abdul Aziz and Ramesh Nair Part 3 9. Updating English Textbooks: The Case of Pakistani Secondary Schools Samina Amin Qadir and Sarwet Rasul 10. English Language Education Innovation for the Vietnamese Secondary School: The Project 2020 Le Van Canh 11. Exploring the Value of ELT as a Secondary School Subject in China: A Multi-goal Model for English Curriculum Yafu Gong and Adrian Holliday
Bernard Spolsky is Professor Emeritus in the English Department at Bar-Ilan University, a Past President of International TESOL and of the International Language Testing Association, and has been Publications Director and Editor-in-Chief for AsiaTEFL since it was founded.
Kiwan Sung is Professor at the School of Global Communication, Kyung Hee University, Korea and has served as book-editor-in-chief for AsiaTEFL Book Series since 2012.
“The book is a repository of valuable information regarding English language-in-education policies in Asia. (…) The contributions to this volume reflect a broad array of challenges that may preclude nations in Asia from successfully realising their policy goals.” - Gregory Paul Glasgow, New York University, Tokyo