ERIC Number: EJ614893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
The Primary Bilingual Education Experiment in Mozambique, 1993 to 1997.
Benson, Carolyn J.
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v3 n3 p149-66 2000
Describes Mozambique's recent experiment in bilingual education that utilized two Bantu languages in transitional programs for lower primary schooling. The program offered an alternative to exclusive Portuguese, a foreign language for 98% of Mozambicans. Evaluations suggest students benefited greatly from use of the mother tongue in terms of classroom participation, self confidence, bilingualism, and biliteracy. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mozambique