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By Robert Kirkpatrick (eds.)

This quantity bargains complete 'state-of-the-art' overviews of academic rules in regards to the educating of English in plenty of Asian international locations. every one contribution is written by way of a number one professional and provides a transparent evaluate of present guidelines and destiny tendencies. beginning with an outline of the English schooling rules within the respective international locations, the individuals then delve into the 'nuts and bolts' of the English schooling regulations and the way they play out in perform within the schooling process, in faculties, within the curriculum, and in educating. issues lined contain the stability among the purchase of English and the nationwide language, political, cultural, financial and technical elements that develop or weaken the educational of English.

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We first describe the socio-political and sociolinguistic contexts within which Bangladeshi education is located. This includes a historical overview of English in the polity from British colonial rule to Pakistani rule to the post-independence period. It then explores the status of English language education within the Bangladeshi education system and describes the various actors that have shaped English language teaching policy and practice within Bangladesh, including international donors. The section that follows critically explores policy outcomes and the complex set of factors which have hindered the successful implementation of quality English language teaching in Bangladesh.

These groups were expected to “convert” into Banglaees, forgetting their own languages and identities. Indeed, it is ironic (and yet perhaps not unusual) that the state that had its origin in linguistic injustice exercised no compunction in committing the same injustice to ethno-linguistic minority groups in the same polity (Hamid, 2011a). Although the English language received policy recognition for “historical reasons”, Bangla-centric sentimentalities overshadowed any discussions about the role of English within the new nation.

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