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ERIC Number: ED438707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-86840-242-8
Education Policy and Language Learning for a Multilingual Society. Proceedings of a Conference (Hartebeespoort, South Africa, October 30-November 1, 1996).
Brown, David, Ed.
The purpose of this document is to help South African educational institutions adjust to a post-apartheid era, in which linguistic diversity is promoted and celebrated, by clarifying the emerging processes of language policy formulation and implementation. The new government decided against issuing a grand blueprint for a new national language policy. Instead, it decided to encourage a democratic and participatory process to explore the issue. Papers in the book are as follows. Section 1, "General Introduction," includes: "Process and Participation, Not Blueprints" (David Brown). Section 2, "The Legal Framework-the Constitution and Language in Education," includes: "The Constitution and the Bill of Rights: Their Implications for Language Education" (Matthew Chaskalson); and "The Legal Role of the Provinces in Language Policy and Education" (Brendan Barry). Section 3, "The Nature of Language Policy and Process: the Pan South African Language Board and the National Department of Education," includes: "Functions of the Pan South African Language Board" (Khethiwe Marais); and "Language Education Policy and the National Education Department" (Neville Alexander). Section 4, "Language Policy and Practice at School Level," includes: "The ELTIC [English Language Teaching Information Centre] Project" (Dodds Pule); "Researching the Language Context for Language Policy Decisions at School Level" (Sarah Slabbert); "Language Education and the Policy Process in KwaZulu-Natal" (Mervyn Ogle); and "Language as a Subject" (David Gough). Section 5, "Language Policy and the Publishing Industry," includes: "What Will Books Look Like? How Will We Teach? A Practical Look at Language Policies" (Kate McCallum). Two appendices are included: "Extracts from the South African Constitution" and "Extracts of Language Clauses in Provincial Education Legislation." (KFT)
Education Policy Unit, University of Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Natal Univ., Durban (South Africa). Education Policy Unit.
Identifiers - Location: South Africa