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English Language Education Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

  • Robert Kirkpatrick

Part of the Language Policy book series (LAPO, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Robert Kirkpatrick, Osman Z. Barnawi
    Pages 1-8
  3. Ferdows Aghagolzadeh, Hossein Davari
    Pages 47-62
  4. Iair G. Or, Elana Shohamy
    Pages 63-75
  5. Marta Maria Tryzna, Hussain Al Sharoufi
    Pages 77-91
  6. Abed Aloreibi, Michael D. Carey
    Pages 93-114
  7. Mohammed Errihani
    Pages 115-131
  8. Khalid Salim Al-Jardani
    Pages 133-146
  9. Robert Bianchi, Anwar Hussein - Abdel Razeq
    Pages 147-169
  10. Rabia Hos, Halil Ibrahim Cinarbas
    Pages 223-234
  11. Yasemin Kırkgöz
    Pages 235-256

About this book


This volume offers insights on English language education policies in Middle Eastern and North African countries, through state-of-the-art reports giving clear assessments of current policies and future trends, each expertly drafted by a specialist. Each chapter contains a general description of English education polices in the respective countries, and then expands on how the local English education policies play out in practice in the education system at all levels, in the curriculum, in teaching, and in teacher training. Essays cover issues such as the balance between English and the acquisition of the national language or the Arabic language, as well as political, cultural, economic and technical elements that strengthen or weaken the learning of English. This volume is essential reading for researchers, policy makers, and teacher trainers for its invaluable insights in the role of each of the stakeholders in the implementation of policies.


Arabization and its impact on English Language Learning EFL teaching and learning in the Saudi context English Language Teaching in Egyptian Schools English Teacher Education in Kuwait English language curriculum development in Oman English language teaching in post-Khadaffi Libya Language Education Policies in the Middle East Policies and Practices around English Language Learning in Iran TEFL in Tunisia The status of English in Israeli society and education the shift from French to English in Morocco

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Kirkpatrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Gulf University for Science & TechnologyWest MishrefKuwait

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title English Language Education Policy in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Editors Robert Kirkpatrick
  • Series Title Language Policy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Language Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-46776-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83583-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-46778-8
  • Series ISSN 1571-5361
  • Series E-ISSN 2452-1027
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 300
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Policy and Politics
    Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
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