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Haidar, Sham; Fang, Fan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Previous studies focusing on the role of English in developing countries have reached different conclusions. Some studies consider the English language to be beneficial for students' academic and professional development, while others claim that it affects students' progress and conceptual clarity and thus acts as a source of students' failure.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Private Schools, Public Schools
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Haidar, Sham; Fang, Fan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This paper explores language ideology, policies and the role of English in Pakistan and China, two countries in which English plays different roles in education. Owing to globalization and communication development, the role of the English language is changing; thus, there is need to change the policies and ideologies surrounding English…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Global Approach
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Ullah, Hazir; Skelton, Christine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper examines a neglected aspect of gender equality debate--how knowledge about gender and sports is organized in school textbooks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). It examines the contradictions that exist between government rhetoric of eliminating gender biases from school textbooks and the prevalence of the same in the current school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Textbooks, Gender Bias
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Shamim, Fauzia – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This paper aims to critically examine the trends, issues and challenges in policy and practice of English language education in Pakistan. This is done first by historically reviewing the English language education policies since Pakistan's independence in 1947, looking particularly at policy objectives, implementation strategies and outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Illiteracy, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)