My research interests include language rights, language policy, bilingualism and bilingual education and critical multicultural approaches to education. I have published several books and over 25 articles and chapters in these areas. My seminar examines English language issues at societal and global levels. It discusses the historical context of the global development of English, status of English as a first and second language, and issues involving English that are currently developing in and across diverse societies. My seminar will help students to understand the educational systems, successes, and problems of different countries. It also shows how education creates inequalities in society. One global issue is the policy prescription that guides the delivery of education in school systems in developing nations.