ERIC Number: ED177903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Report on Survey of Language Use and Language Teaching of Eastern Africa.
Abdulaziz, Mohamed H.; Fox, Melvin J.
A survey was conducted from 1967 to 1970 with the following goals: (1) to gather information on the use and teaching of languages in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia; (2) to stimulate research and development in linguistics and language pedagogy in East Africa; (3) to assist in strengthening the resources of East African institutions concerned with language arts and sciences; and (4) to foster close intraregional and international relations among linguists. These goals were met by the preparation of five country studies for publication in monograph form, support of local research and language development projects, scholarships for graduate study in linguistics by East Africans, and the dissemination of information through special publications and regional conferences. This report describes the organization of the project and evaluates the effect of that organization on the success of the project. A number of deficiencies are uncovered, but it is concluded that the project was extremely effective in: (1) improving the level of native training in linguistics, (2) collecting and disseminating information on the language situation in individual countries, and (3) making language planning a major issue for continued consideration at the national and international levels. Appendices include a bibliography and a review of the country studies. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Ethiopia; Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia