ERIC Number: EJ664615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Real and Potential Benefits of Bilingual Programmes in Developing Countries.
Benson, Carolyn J.
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v5 n6 p303-38 2002
Argues that bilingual education in developing countries represents an encouraging facet of efforts to improve primary schooling both quantitatively in terms of participation and qualitatively in terms of learning processes. Using examples from Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Mozambique, and Bolivia, demonstrates advantages of bilingual programming in educational development. Argues that use of mother tongue positively impacts quality indicators that have often been neglected in the drive for universal primary education. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia; Guinea-Bissau; Mozambique; Niger