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ERIC Number: EJ659465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Bilingual Education in West Africa: Does It Work?
Hovens, Mart
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v5 n5 p249-66 2002
Focuses on experimental bilingual programs in Guinea-Bissau and Niger, West Africa where transitional bilingual programs were introduced in pilot schools. Compared test results and teacher-pupil interaction between bilingual and monolingual (ex-colonial language) schools. Test results in Niger demonstrated that pupils who started in their mother tongues could read and write better, even in their second language. Observations from both countries indicated bilingual classrooms were stimulating, relaxing, and interactive. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Guinea-Bissau; Niger