Project Based Learning and Bilingual Education Self-Sustainability in the Age of Globalization

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Rebecca K. Webb


We live in a time of change. We have seen vast populations of people
suffer under the strain of poverty, political turmoil, war and even annihilation of
their city, culture, religion, and language. Yet, there are those who inspire us and
give us hope; who show us a better path toward self-sufficiency and
sustainability--toward our salvation. Unfortunately, we have lost many of these
great people, but their legacies live on, as long as we keep the flame lit in our
hearts and in our actions. In this paper, I pay tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol
Adulyadej who may have left the Thai people in body, but not in spirit, and
surely, he leaves behind a legacy of progress and inspiration. It is His Majesty’s
Royal Projects emphasizing self-sufficiency and economically sustainable living
that inspire the following discussion. In this paper, I will discuss the contributions
that bilingual education and project-based learning (PBL) offers to continue His
legacy toward self-sufficiency and the eradication of poverty throughout

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