Background information about the Lao education and vocational training system, facts about the country, publications on the Lao language and the country’s history.
Boase, Bob (ed) (1997): Working with your Lao partner. (Canadian International Development Agency) http://www.seasite.niu.edu/lao/undp/ (accessed May 1, 2017)
On the Lao education system
Bäcktorp, Ann-Louise (2007): When the First-World-North Goes Local: Education and gender in post-revolution Laos. Doctoral dissertation, Faculty of Social Sciences: Umeå University. In: http://umu.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:140966/FULLTEXT01.pdf (accessed June 13, 2016)
Benvenista, Luis & Marshall, Jeffrey & Santibanez, Lucrecia (2007): Teaching in Lao PDR. Vientiane: Human Development Sector, East Asia and the Pacific Region, the World Bank and Ministry of Education, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLAOPRD/Resources/Teaching_In_LaoPDR_Eng.pdf. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Chomsky, Noam (2005): At War With Asia. Oakland: AK Press.
Dorner, Daniel G./Gorman, G.E. (2011): “Contextual factors affecting learning in Laos and the implications for information literacy reduction”. Information Research, 15 (1) paper 479. In: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ935871.pdf (accessed June 13, 2016)
Faming, Manynooch (2007): Schooling in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. P. 170-206. In: Postiglione, Gerard A. & Tan, Jason (2007): Going to School in East Asia. Londong: Greenwood Press.
Faming, Manynooch (2008): National integration: education for ethnic minorities of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. PH. D Thesis. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong. http://hub.hku.hk/handle/10722/159169 (accessed June 13, 2016)
Halpern, Joel & Tinsman, Marilyn C. (1966): “Education and Nation Building in Laos”. Comparative Education Review. 10 (3): 499-507. http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1008&context=anthro_faculty_pubs (accessed June 13, 2016)
Hays, Jeffrey (2008): “Education in Laos”. http://factsanddetails.com/southeast-asia/Laos/sub5_3d/entry-2981.html (accessed June 13, 2016)
Hirosata, Yasushi & Kitamura, Yuto (2009): The Political Economy of Educational Reforms and Capacity Development in Southeast Asia – Cases of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Political and Educational Reforms – google books (accessed June 13, 2016)
International Bureau of Education (2011): “World Data on Education. Lao People’s Democratic Republic”. http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/WDE/2010/pdf-versions/Lao_PDR.pdf. (accessed June 13, 2016)
McDaniel, Justin Thomas (2008): Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words: Histories of Buddhist Monastic Education in Laos and Thailand. Washington: University of Washington Press.
Noonan, Richard (2011): Education in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: confluence of history and vision. In: Brock, Colin/Pe Symaco, Lorraine (ed.). Education in South-East Asia, 69-94. Oxford: Symposium Books.
Noonan, Richard (2014): US Aid to Education in Laos, 1955-1975: A Contribution To Historical Comparative Education, Embedded In Time And Space. In: Journal of International and Comparative Education. Vol. 3 Issue 1. P. 153-169 http://crice.um.edu.my/downloads/4Noonan14.pdf (accessed June 13, 2016)
Save the Children (2015): “Education”. https://laos.savethechildren.net/what-we-do/education. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Souriyavingsa, Thongma & Rany, Sam & Lai Mei, Leong (2013): Factors Causes Students Low English Language Learning: A Case Study in the National University of Laos. International Journal of English Language Education 1 (1): 179-192. http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijele/article/view/3100/2631 (accessed June 13, 2016)
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization SEAMEO (2015): “Lao PDR – National Education System”. http://www.seameo.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=527. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Unicef (2013): “At a glance: Lao People’s Democratic Republic”. http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/laopdr_statistics.html. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Walthouse, Emily (2014): “Evolution of Education in Laos”. http://www.borgenmagazine.com/evolution-education-laos/. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Weinberg, Meyer (2009): Asian-American Education. Historical Background and Current Realities. Oxon: Routledge.
Xayapheth, Chaphichith (2015): Changes in institutional governance and management of higher education in Laos: National University of Laos. PH. D Thesis. Minho: Biblioteca da Universidade do Minho.
On vocational training
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ) GmbH (2015): „Vocational education in Laos (VELA)”. https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/26261.html. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Khammounty, Bounseng (2011): Standards für die beruflichen Lehrkräfte in Laos P.D.R. Gestaltungsansätze für die Anpassung der beruflichen Lehreraus- und Weiterbildung. Dissertation. http://www.qucosa.de/recherche/frontdoor/?tx_slubopus4frontend%5bid%5d=urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa-77387. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Only available in German
Ministry of Education and Sports (2007): “Strategic Plan for the development of technical and vocational education and training from 2006 to 2020”. http://planipolis.iiep.unesco.org/upload/Lao%20PDR/Lao_PDR_TVET_Strategic_plan_2006-2020.pdf. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Offene Entwicklungshilfe (2015): „Projekte im Schwerpunkt Sekundärbildung“. http://www.offene-entwicklungshilfe.de/sector/745/113/. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Times Reporters (2015): “Germany supports vocational education in Laos”. http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_Germany.htm. (accessed June 13, 2016)
English language education in Asia
ASEAN (2012): ASEAN 5-Year Work Plan on Education (2011-2015). Jakarta: ASEAN Secretariat.
Benson, Carol & Kosonen, Kimmo (2011): A Critical Comparision of Language-In-Education Policy and Practice in four Southeast Asian Countries and Ethiopia. In: Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove & Heugh Kathleen (ed.). Multilingual Education and Sustainable Diversity Work: From Periphery to Center. 111- New York: Routledge.
Bigalke, Terance W. & Sharbawi Salbrina (ed.) (2015): English for ASEAN Integration: Policies and Practices in the Region. Brunei Darussalam: Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Chang, Bok-Myung (2011): The roles of English language education in Asian context. Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 15 (1): 191-206.
Chea, Kagnarith & Klein, Alan & Middlecamp, John (2012): Adapting Textbooks to Reflect Student Needs in Cambodia and the ASEAN Region. Language Education in Asia, 3 (2): 218-229.
Choi, Yeon Hee & Lee, Hyo Woong (2008): Current Trends and Issues in English Language Education in Asia. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 5 (2): 1-34.
Dorner, Daniel G. & Gorman, G.E. (2006): Information Literacy Education in Asian Developing Countries: cultural factors affecting curriculum development and programme delivery. Official Journal of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. 32 (4): 281-293. http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/hq/publications/ifla-journal/ifla-journal-4-2006.pdf. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Kirkpatrick, Andy (2012): English in ASEAN: Implications for Regional Multilingualism. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 33 (4): 331-344.
Kirkpatrick, Andy (2012): English as an Asian Lingua Franca: the ‘Lingua Franca Approach’ and implications for language education policy. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 1 (1): 121-139.
Stroupe, Richmond & Kimura, Kelly (ed.) (2015): ASEAN Integration and the Role of English Language Teaching. Phnom Penh: IELTS.
General information on Lao politics, trade and other issues:
CIA World Factbook (2015): “East & Southeast Asia: Laos”. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/la.html. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Fund for Peace (2015): “Country Data & Trends. Laos in 2015”. http://fsi.fundforpeace.org/2015-laos. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Vientiane Times (2015): “Lao Constitution”. http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/Constitution.htm. (accessed June 13, 2016)
World Bank (2015): “Lao PDR”. http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/lao. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Foreign institutions and organizations involved in education in Laos:
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2015): “Basic Education Quality and Access in Laos PDR program”. http://www.bequal-laos.org/. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Embassy of the United States Vientiane, Laos (2015): “English Language Programs”. http://laos.usembassy.gov/englishlanguageprograms.html. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Publications on the Lao language:
Center for Lao Studies (2016): “Sabaydii and Welcome!”. https://www.laostudies.org/ (accessed June 13, 2016)
Enfield, N J (2006): Laos – language situation. In: Brown, Keith (ed.). Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 698-700. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Lonely planet phrasebooks & Cummings, Joe (2008): Lao with comprehensive dictionary. Victoria: Lonely Planet Publications PTY Ltd.
Werner, Klaus (1998): Learning Lao for everybody. Bielefeld: Reise Know-How Rump GmbH.
History of Laos:
Lambert, Tim (2015): “A short history of Laos”. http://www.localhistories.org/laos.html. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Legacies of War (2015): “Secret War in Laos”. http://legaciesofwar.org/about-laos/secret-war-laos/. (accessed June 13, 2016)
Scholl-Latour, Peter (2013): Der Tod im Reisfeld. Dreißig Jahre Krieg in Indochina (Neuauflage). Berlin: Ullstein Verlag. Only available in German.
Stuart-Fox, Martin (2008³): Historical Dictionary of Laos (3rd edition). Lanham: Scarecrow Press Inc.
Also available on Google books: Historical Dictionary of Laos – google books. (accessed June 13, 2016)
IFAD (2012): “Country Technical Note on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues. Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic”. http://www.ifad.org/english/indigenous/pub/documents/tnotes/laos.pdf. (accessed June 13, 2016)
King, Elizabeth M. & Walle, Dominique van de (2007): Ethno-linguistic Diversity and Disadvantage. In: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTINDPEOPLE/Resources/407801-1271860301656/Chapter_7_Laos.pdf. (accessed June 13, 2016
As of May 2017
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