• Bob Adamson, Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • Andy Kirkpatrick, Griffith University


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Andy Kirkpatrick
"Multilingual Education is a high quality journal established by the Research Centre for Language Education and Acquisition in Multilingual Societies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The journal publishes research on multilingual issues, including language education policies and developments in the use of mother tongue education in multilingual societies."

Andy Kirkpatrick, Hong Kong Institute of Education

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Multilingual Education is a high-quality journal that publishes empirical research on education in multilingual societies. The journal publishes research findings that in addition to providing descriptions of language learning, development and use in language contact and multilingual contexts, will shape language education policy and practices in multilingual societies.

Multilingual Education is highly relevant to researchers in language and education, language education professionals, and policy makers.

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