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ERIC Number: EJ822646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1466-4208
Dogs' Languages or People's Languages? The Return of Bantu Languages to Primary Schools in Mozambique
Kitoko-Nsiku, Edouard
Current Issues in Language Planning, v8 n2 p258-282 2007
Following Mozambique's independence from Portugal in 1975, and a prolonged civil war which ended in 1992, the ruling party FRELIMO has striven since 1993 to implement a bilingual educational system in the country. This paper addresses the reasons underlying the leaders' choice of this system and considers the problems involved in language planning in a multilingual post-colonial country. The challenges faced by the government, teachers, parents and students during the implementation of this new educational system in primary schools include revitalisation of Bantu languages and the need to address issues of cultural identity among speakers of languages previously thought of as only fit for dogs. (Contains 3 tables and 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mozambique