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This chapter provides an introductory exploration of several key dilemmas associated with economic overdevelopment, ecological destruction, adult literacy education, and language diversity in Southeast Asia. This emergent project is an outcome of research into innovation in the global business of teaching English that involved fieldwork in Malaysia and Australia (Singh, Kell, and Pandian, 2002). Analyzing neo-conservative globalism and its impact on language policy in both countries has prompted further exploration of issues that have not been widely investigated in adult literacy and language education