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ERIC Number: EJ1176933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1747-7506
Celebrating the Rich Resources Represented by African Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Education: Discussant Paper
Benson, Carol
Current Issues in Language Planning, v19 n2 p218-225 2018
This paper discusses the contributions to this special issue in the context of the African Renaissance and the subsequent need to re-define educational development from a multilingual, multicultural and pan-African perspective. Each contribution offers a different angle to the discussion: a critique of Arabization in Morocco, with questions about whether a new medium of instruction policy will prioritize people's own languages or French; an analysis of urban attitudes in Angola toward a new education policy providing for six mother tongues to be used in lower primary; a description of the challenges for stakeholders in the Seychelles to recognize that Seselwa, a creole, can be an acceptable medium of instruction; and an assessment of the opportunities and limitations in South Africa of classroom trans-languaging between African languages and English. A stronger voice needs to emerge on behalf of African languages and ways of knowing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Morocco; Angola; Seychelles; South Africa
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