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M. A. Lourdes S. Bautista and Kingsley Bolton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099470

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.001.0001

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English in Philippine education: Solution or problem?

English in Philippine education: Solution or problem?

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Philippine English
Author(s):

Allan B. I. Bernardo

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.003.0003

This chapter examines the role of English in Philippine education. It focuses on the arguments for maintaining English as the medium of instruction. From the earliest implementation of English as the medium of instruction policy during the American colonial period, it was already argued that English would be the better medium to give Filipinos access to the knowledge of other civilizations. The most overt and persistent arguments for maintaining English as the medium of instruction involve the supposed advantage of English as a medium for intellectual pursuits, for international communication, and for economic advancement, especially in the current globalizing world environment.

Keywords:   Philippine education, English, instruction policy, international communication, economic advancement

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