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Success or failure of primary second/foreign language programmes in Asia: what do the data tell us?

Baldauf, Richard; Kaplan, Robert; Kamwangamalu, Nkonko M.; Bryant, E. P.

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Primary school second/foreign language (SL/FL) programmes in Asia, as well as in other parts of the world, are becoming more common, with many targeting English as the SL or FL. The pressures for such English language programmes come from top-down notions that in a globalised world English is required for societies to be competitive, especially with Asian neighbours, and bottom-up pressures from parents who see English as the key to educational success for their children. In many polities,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60546
Book Title: Language Planning in Primary Schools in Asia
DOI: .1080/14664208.2011.609715

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