A new volume of the Springer Language Policy series is scheduled for publication in early 2014, with a focus on English Education Policy in Asia and the Middle East. According to information provided by the editor, Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick:
This volume includes comprehensive state-of-the-art reviews of Asian and Middle Eastern countries’ English education policies, giving clear assessments of the current policies and likely future trends. The book gives a general description of English education policies in the respective countries, and then delves into the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the English education practice in the education system as a whole, in the schools, in the curriculum and in teaching. Essays cover issues such as the balance between English learning and the acquisition of the national language, as well as political, cultural, economic and technical aspects that strengthen or weaken the learning of English.
It is envisaged that each essay should focus on a single country in Asia and the Middle East, and provide a critical assessment of past, present and future English education policies. Prospective authors are encouraged to discuss the challenges, limitations, advantages and disadvantages of the policies they describe, with reference to the political, economic and cultural elements that relate to the English language education. Comparisons with other countries in the region are also considered useful.
The editor may be contacted at ltaeditor[at]gmail[dot]com.