Title

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

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Proceedings from the 2008 ASAIHL International Conference on Borderless Education

Publication Date

2009

First Page

169

Last Page

174

Publisher

Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University

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?

Recommended Citation

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.

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