A Critical Study of Thailand’s Higher Education Reforms

From Policy to Practice

This is the third volume of a trilogy on English Language education in Asia within the Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education. Put together by editors and contributors selected by Asia TEFL, this book provides a timely and critical review of the current trends in tertiary level English education in Asia. It foregrounds the developments and trends, policies and implementation, as well as research and practice. Written by ELT scholars and educational leaders, this book presents articles on China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. While the authors focus on their own local issues, providing an overview of the state of tertiary English teaching in their respective territories, they also provide insights from their successes and failures which can help inspire solutions to similar challenges faced internationally in the field. Chapters in the book include:

  • Heading toward the global standardization of English education in Korean universities
  • English in tertiary education in India: A Janus-faced perspective with special reference to University of Delhi
  • Developing English language skills in the Singapore higher education context
  • ELT at tertiary institutions in China: A developmental perspective

This book will be valued by administrators, researchers and scholars interested in bilingualism, language policy and planning in higher education.

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