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ERIC Number: EJ1007552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1305-8223
Implementing Language-in-Education Policy in Multilingual Mathematics Classrooms: Pedagogical Implications
Halai, Anjum; Karuku, Simon
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v9 n1 p23-32 Feb 2013
In this paper, we examine selected literature on classroom-based research to understand how students and teachers (re)negotiate the language of interaction in a mathematics classroom when the official medium of instruction is different from the students' dominant language. We identify the tensions and dilemmas associated with the implementation of language-in-education policy in selected postcolonial Anglophone countries where English is used as a medium of instruction at various stages of formal schooling. We also examine the pedagogical implications of these tensions and dilemmas, paying particular attention to emerging issues of code-switching, translation and "safe" use of language. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda