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Olateju, Mojisola Ajibike – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2010
The need for adequate functional English literacy and numeracy instruction for the herdsmen in Osun State in Nigeria arose as a result of the persistent clashes between the herdsmen and their neighbours. In all, 48 participants (22 adults and 26 children and youths) took part in the International Reading Association assisted functional literacy…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Hygiene, Foreign Countries, Reading Programs
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Olateju, Moji A. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2007
This paper reports on the Reading Kiosks English literacy project carried out in Opa-settlement, Ile-Ife in Nigeria. In all, 46 girls between the ages of 7 and 22 years took part in activities such as journal writing, shared reading, uninterrupted sustained silent reading, world literacy day celebration, story telling, retelling and writing, a…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Story Telling, Sustained Silent Reading, Silent Reading
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Iyamu, Ede O. S.; Ogiegbaen, Sam E. Aduwa – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2007
Many inadequacies of Nigeria's schools derived from their religious and colonial past. One in particular is studied in this paper, namely opposition to the use of the mother tongue as the medium of instruction. Questionnaires on the subject were administered to samples of 1000 primary school teachers and 1500 parents of primary school children.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Ejieh, Michael U. C. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2004
Following the results of the Ife Six-Year Primary Project designed to use an indigenous Nigerian language as a medium of instruction in primary schools, some suggestions have been made to introduce it in all Nigerian primary schools. This study investigates the attitudes of student teachers towards mother-tongue instruction. Data for the study…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Language of Instruction
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Adegbite, Wale – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2003
This study describes the effect of enlightenment on attitudes of the Nigerian elite to the roles assigned to English and indigenous languages in Nigeria. From the results of a preliminary investigation into the attitudes of undergraduate students in a Nigerian University, it was presumed that enlightenment of citizens on the importance of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Foreign Countries
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Simire, G. O. – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2003
The need to develop and encourage the use of local, national and official linguistic codes in Nigeria for both domestic and international usage cannot be overemphasised. In order to achieve a rapid political, economic and sociocultural change in the country, all academic and specialised institutions and corporate organisations in the local and…
Descriptors: Social Life, Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Onukaogu, Chukwuemeka Eze – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 1997
Contends most people in Third World need functional and development-oriented literacy (FDL) if they are to contribute meaningfully to illiteracy eradication and attainment of sustainable national development in respective countries. Arguing current literacy instruction approaches in most Third World countries can't sustain FDL, suggests adoption…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Illiteracy
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Onukaogu, Chukwuemeka Eze – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 1999
Examines the role of literature in the acquisition of literacy in English as a Second Language and Nigerian mother tongues. Provides a critique of the Nigerian literacy instruction model, and discusses how to help students acquire effective and efficient literacy. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Literature