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‘Functional English’ skills in Ethiopia, India and Vietnam: Comparing English ability and use among 15 year olds in three countries

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Increased globalisation, interconnectivity and overall exposure have promoted a considerable increase in developing countries in usage and aspiration to learn the English language. Among policymakers and individuals, English is considered important for economic advancement, employment and social mobility. In line with this, Young Lives included a ‘functional English’ assessment as part of its 2016-17 school survey with 15 year olds in Ethiopia, India and Vietnam, providing a unique opportunit...

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ORCID:
0000-0003-2905-4355
Publisher:
Young Lives
Host title:
Young Lives Working Paper
Series:
YL-WP182
Series number:
182
Publication date:
2018-12-10
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1137949
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pubs:1137949
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2020-10-16

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