Implementation and impact of language-in-education policies: Insights from South Korea and Hong Kong

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Abstract

Language-in-education, including language pedagogy, which is an integral part of planning a language-in-education, has been one of the most popular areas of policy making in many contexts, as languages are perceived to have utilitarian values. Numerous studies have been conducted to evaluate the impacts of these policies and the factors which contribute to their impact. These studies provide useful insights into the implementation and impact of language-in-education policies. Building on these studies, this chapter presents a framework which will help investigate and discuss the implementation and impact of a language-in-education policy with the aim of more comparability across studies. The framework draws on general policy studies as well as language-in-education research. The chapter will contribute to building the knowledge base of language-in-education research and practice by providing a tool to better understand and research the phenomena. Copyright © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Kerry J. Kennedy and John Chi-Kin Lee; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia
EditorsKerry J. KENNEDY, John Chi-Kin LEE
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages518-524
ISBN (Electronic)9781315694382
ISBN (Print)9781138908499
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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South Korea
Hong Kong
language
education
policy studies
language education
planning
Values

Citation

Choi, T.-H. (2018). Implementation and impact of language-in-education policies: Insights from South Korea and Hong Kong. In K. J. Kennedy & J. C.-K. Lee (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia (pp. 518-524). New York: Routledge.