English language teaching, learning and assessment in ASEAN

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English as a Subject in Basic Education (ESBE) in ASEAN: A Comparative Study

This monograph reports on the findings drawn from a research study focusing on English as a subject in basic education (ESBE) in the education systems of ten member states of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The member states are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The term ‘ESBE’ is used in this monograph to cover the teaching of English as a subject in basic education, which encompasses primary and secondary education in public schools. This monograph takes a comparative approach to the policies and practices concerning ESBE in all ASEAN member states. It discusses issues pertinent to ideological contestation and ESBE language education policies, ESBE in the ASEAN curricula and multilingualism, challenges surrounding the implementation of ESBE, ESBE teachers and teacher education, and how ESBE relates to ASEAN Integration and English varieties.

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Country profiles - English as a subject in basic education (ESBE) in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam: Recommendations for policy and research.

This monograph is a collection of country profiles focusing on English as a subject in basic education (ESBE) in eight member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The monograph takes a holistic, individual analysis of ESBE in the eight ASEAN nations, covering issues concerning the ideological underpinning of ESBE policies, the relationship between ESBE and multilingualism, challenges in implementing ESBE, issues concerning ESBE teachers and teacher education, and how ESBE relates to ASEAN integration and English varieties. Sections pertinent to country background and sociolinguistic situations as well as education-related statistics are also part of individual country profiles. So are country-specific recommendations for policy and research.

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