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Hashim, Azirah – AILA Review, 2009
This paper focusses on language and education issues in Malaysia as they have unfolded in the context of nation building, societal multilingualism and globalization from independence to the present day. The paper first examines the origin and nature of language and medium-of-instruction policies in Malaysia and the rationale for them. Secondly, it…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language Role, Global Approach, Criticism
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Gill, Saran Kaur – AILA Review, 2007
Malaysia experienced a major shift in language policy in 2003 for the subjects of science and maths. This meant a change in the language of education for both national and national-type schools. For national schools, this resulted in a shift from Bahasa Malaysia, the national language to English. Parallel with this, to ensure homogeneity of impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language of Instruction, Official Languages