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ERIC Number: EJ1059650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
"We Don't Understand English That Is Why We Prefer English": Primary School Students' Preference for the Language of Instruction in Mathematics
Davis, Ernest Kofi; Bishop, Alan J.; Seah, Wee Tiong
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v13 n3 p583-604 Jun 2015
This paper reports on a study which sought to investigate how social and political influences affect students' preference for language of instruction in mathematics in Ghana, where the language of instruction from grade 4 onwards in school is not the students' main language. 4 focus group interviews were carried out with 16 primary school students, randomly selected from 4 primary schools, comprising a mix of average, above average and below average achieving schools in the Cape Coast metropolis of Ghana. Qualitative analysis of the results brought to light evidence of social and political influences on students' preference for English as the language of instruction in mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana