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Curriculum, Schooling and Society in Hong Kong$
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Paul Morris and Bob Adamson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028016

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028016.001.0001

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Language Policy and the Medium of Instruction

Language Policy and the Medium of Instruction

(p.147) 8 Language Policy and the Medium of Instruction
Curriculum, Schooling and Society in Hong Kong

Paul Morris

Bob Adamson

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines the interplay between language policy and the medium of instruction in Hong Kong. The following key questions are discussed: Which languages should be taught in Hong Kong schools? What should be the medium of instruction? Which languages are useful for economic development? What level of language competence can teachers reasonably expect learners to achieve?

Keywords:   language and cultural identity, colonial elitism, vernacularization, firm guidance, medium of instruction, biliteracy, trilingualism

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