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The medium of instruction controversy : bilingual education and the university in Hong Kong
Proceedings from the 2008 ASAIHL International Conference on Borderless Education
  • Tak Hung, Leo CHAN
Document Type
Book chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Publisher
Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
Disciplines
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?
Citation Information
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). Thailand, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.