ERIC Number: EJ724016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
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Teachers' Strategies of Teaching Primary School Mathematics in a Second Language: A Case of Botswana
Kasule, Dan; Mapolelo, Dumma
International Journal of Educational Development, v25 n6 p602-617 Nov 2005
This paper reports the results of a study of primary school mathematics teaching in northern Botswana in order to highlight the strategies teachers use in bi/multilingual classrooms. Questionnaire and interview data collection procedures were used. The findings, which are based on responses of randomly selected primary school teachers, confirmed that monolingual classes were fewer than bilingual and multilingual classes in those parts of Botswana. Furthermore, syllabus analysis confirmed the abstract nature of mathematical concepts. Teachers report to have devised strategies to overcome the difficulties imposed by this classroom situation.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Language of Instruction, Multilingualism, Teacher Attitudes, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana