The medium of instruction controversy : bilingual education and the university in Hong Kong

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    Abstract

    For a long time there have been debates concerning the medium of instruction in secondary schools in Hong Kong. In 2007-08, such debates have spilled over to the tertiary education sector. The recent controversy surrounding one university’s decision to increase the courses to be taught in English compels us to rethink the value of a bilingual education. Against the trend toward internationalization, how can we win the fight against the advocates of monolingualism?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings from the 2008 ASAIHL International Conference on Borderless Education
    PublisherSukhothai Thammathirat Open University
    Pages169-174
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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    CHAN, T. H. L. (2009). The medium of instruction controversy : bilingual education and the university in Hong Kong. In Proceedings from the 2008 ASAIHL International Conference on Borderless Education (pp. 169-174). Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.
    CHAN, Tak Hung, Leo. / The medium of instruction controversy : bilingual education and the university in Hong Kong. Proceedings from the 2008 ASAIHL International Conference on Borderless Education. Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, 2009. pp. 169-174
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