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ERIC Number: EJ883645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Empowerment of Bilingual Education Professionals: The Training of Trainers Programme for Educators in Multilingual Settings in Southern Africa (ToTSA) 2002-2005
Benson, Carol; Pluddemann, Peter
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v13 n3 p371-394 May 2010
This article describes a South Africa-based training programme in multilingual education for African educators and assesses its potentially transformative effects on participants. Based on a range of data collected during four course runs, as well as an e-mail survey of past participants, the authors explore how the programme has supported educators in promoting mother tongue-based schooling in multilingual African contexts. There is also a discussion of principal challenges involved in delivering a course that balances theory, ideology and practical knowledge. The authors conclude with implications for similar courses to positively impact educational practice in multilingual settings. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa