ERIC Number: ED231193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
English Teaching Profile: Botswana.
British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.
This profile of the English language teaching situation in Botswana examines the role of English in society and in the educational system. The status of English as the second official language is noted, and the English curriculum is described from its beginning in the first primary year through secondary school and the university. Statistics on teachers of English in secondary schools are provided, and information is given on English teaching materials and materials support. A diagram is presented on the organization of the educational administrative system. Also discussed are (1) educational planning in which the highest priority is given to primary education, (2) teaching of English outside the educational system, (3) British Council support services, (4) American support through the Peace Corps and the International Communication Agency, (5) other agency support, (6) commercial opportunities, (7) creative writing, and (8) current research. A summary statement concludes that the main strength of English teaching in Botswana is that its importance is widely acknowledged, and that its main weakness is the lack of resources. A bibliography is included. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English Language and Literature Div.