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Iseke, Judy M.; Ndimande, Bekisizwe S. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
Indigenous cultural and language negotiations ongoing in the contexts of South Africa and Canada are documented in two studies, one sharing narratives from Black parents in South Africa and the other sharing narratives of M├ętis Elders in Canada. Black parents' perspectives on Indigenous language and cultures and the role of education in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, American Indians, Canada Natives, Foreign Countries
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Joseph, Michael; Ramani, Esther – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article interrogates the notion of "glocalization" (Moja, 2004, based on Castells, 2001) as a concept that seeks to integrate the local and the global to address both the need for social justice and the need to participate in a global market economy. The article argues that the relation between the global and the local cannot be…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African Languages, Free Enterprise System, Bilingualism
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Kerfoot, Caroline – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
In South Africa, democratic consolidation involves not only building a new state, but also new interfaces between state and society. To strengthen the agency of citizens at these interfaces, recent approaches to development stress the notion of "participatory citizenship." The purpose of this article is to explore the links, rarely…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Makalela, Leketi – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This study investigated degrees of mutual intelligibility among 3 structurally related languages in South Africa: Sepedi, Sesotho, and Setswana. To compare reading proficiency of mother-tongue speakers who enrolled for freshman courses at the University of Limpopo, 4 reading experimental conditions, in the 3 languages and 1 in a harmonized text,…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Planning, Language Variation, Mutual Intelligibility
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Makoni, Sinfree; Makoni, Busi – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2007
In this article, the authors briefly describe key issues central to what Spring (2007) refers to as the "industrial-consumer paradigm" and the role of English as the global language characterized by what Harvey (1990) called "time and space compression." The authors also comment and provide a critique of some of its primary…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Consumer Economics
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Agnihotri, R. K. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2007
Choosing any one alternative out of the three educational models provided by Joel Spring (2007/this issue) may not really be adequate for a new social-sociolinguistic theory for a potentially just world order. In this article, the author contends that as an alternative to the persistently degenerating consumerist model of the education security…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Social Life, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy