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Language in education in Africa

Language in education in Africa

proceedings of a seminar held in the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, 29 and 30 November,1985.

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Published by Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesSeminar proceedings -- no.26
ContributionsUniversity of Edinburgh. Centre of African Studies.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14281749M

Mkhize and Balfour Language rights in education in South Africa. has a right to receive education in the official language or languages of their choice in public educational institutions where that education is reasonably practicable’ (Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. , 15). We concur with Docrat and Kaschula ( Breaking with the traditional approach to the continent’s language question by focusing on the often overlooked issue of the link between African languages and economic development, Language Policy and Economics considers African languages an integral part of a nation’s socio-political and economic development. Therefore, the book argues.

Education and training; Relationships; World of work; A place to live; TV and postal services; Driving; Travel outside SA; Citizenship; Information from government; Dealing with the law; Retirement and old age; End of life. Get this from a library! Language in education in Africa: a Tanzanian perspective. [Casmir M Rubagumya;] -- A contribution to the continuing debate over the use of mother-tongue in education. Focusing on Tanzania, it looks at the advantages and disadvantages of using African language in education.

  One of the perennial issues that arises when discussing South African education is our complex language policy. For those who aren’t from South Africa, we have 11 official languages – Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, and Xitsonga. What happens in South African schools is that .   This is a convincing and ordered contribution to the field of language in education for teachers, parents and students.” – Joseph Lo Bianco, Professor of Language and Literacy Education, University of Melbourne, Australia, “This inspiring, informative and unpretentious book provides an excellent introduction to the field.


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It reviews, in particular, language planning models in Africa as previously discussed in, for instance, Bamgbose (Language and Exclusion: The Consequences of. South Africa is a multi-lingual society that has some unique linguistic problems because of its policy of apartheid.

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