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By Robert Kirkpatrick

This quantity deals insights on English language schooling rules in center japanese and North African international locations, via cutting-edge studies giving transparent tests of present regulations and destiny developments, each one expertly drafted by way of a expert. every one bankruptcy features a common description of English schooling polices within the respective international locations, after which expands on how the neighborhood English schooling rules play out in perform within the schooling method in any respect degrees, within the curriculum, in educating, and in instructor education. Essays conceal matters akin to the stability among English and the purchase of the nationwide language or the Arabic language, in addition to political, cultural, fiscal and technical components that enhance or weaken the educational of English. This quantity is vital examining for researchers, coverage makers, and instructor running shoes for its valuable insights within the function of every of the stakeholders within the implementation of policies.

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This chapter highlights the English education policy at the pre-university stages in Egypt. The chapter starts with providing an overview of the historical place of English education in Egyptian schools. It also reviews the policy reforms of English education in Egypt in the last few decades, including establishing schools with intensive English instruction, introducing English education to primary graders, adopting new policies in English language teacher recruitment and education, and curricular reforms.

B) awarded Bahraini professors, staff and students with their annual, “Academic Freedom Award” for ‘…speaking out, documenting abuses, and engaging in myriad other forms of resistance, have struggled against a range of brutal assaults by the Bahraini government upon academic freedom and upon the autonomy and integrity of the country’s educational institutions’ (np). There have also been numerous articles in the University World News detailing similar abuses. On January 13, 2012, Diboll wrote a letter attempting to dissuade the University of Edinburgh from signing an agreement with the Bahrain Ministry of Education, citing human rights violations and an educational atmosphere where academic freedom is not respected.

Another related issue is whether Arabic or English should be the primary language of instruction at the post-secondary level. e. ) in Arabic. This method is used in Lebanon and Egypt (Rugh 2002, pg. 4). This pattern can also be observed in the international institutions in Bahrain. 4 C  ultural and Linguistic Conflicts Resulting from Bahrain’s Policy of Importing Higher Education Institutions and Policy The University of Bahrain offers courses in Arabic and English, but the official language of the university is Arabic.

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