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:
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.
“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
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
In Asia, schooling, teaching and learning are undergoing major changes as a consequence of wider economic, social, cultural and political movements. The success of some Asian countries in international education benchmarks has redirected attention to the region. This is counterbalanced by other countries that are struggling to educate their citizens in the midst of political instability, ideological and religious tensions, poverty and natural disasters. In spite of such broad differences across countries in Asia, pioneering and innovative research is being conducted that is of increasing interest to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and governments worldwide.
The Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education book series will examine key theoretical and empirical research on the changing institutional and cultural contexts of Asian education. The series aims to establish a strong platform for the critical discussion of educational practices and pedagogies in Asia, and is open to Asian and international researchers with a focus on the region. Interdisciplinary research is welcomed, including education, social sciences, psychology, organisational studies, economics, history, political science, cultural studies, and language and literacy.