ERIC Number: ED161286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
English Language Teaching Profile: The Gambia.
British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
This profile, in outline form, of the English language teaching situation in the Gambia discusses the role of English within Gambian society and within the educational system. The status of English as the only official language is noted, and its use as medium of instruction at the primary, secondary and teacher-training levels is examined. The composition of the teaching cadre at all levels is discussed, as well as teaching materials, British support for English instruction and British materials in use. A general statement is provided on English literacy and the advisability and possibilities of introducing native language instruction. An appendix provides statistical background to the profile. (AMH)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Language Role, Language Usage, Literacy, Official Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.