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Sherris, Ari; Burns, M. Susan – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2015
While Ghanaians in urban and rural settings are multilingual, English is the language of Ghanaian newspapers, politicians, the courts, much of television and radio in the metropolitan centres of the country. Indeed, urban Ghanaian adolescents have expanding opportunities to use English, the only official language of Ghana, even when not in school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), African Languages, Multilingualism
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Alves, Vanda; Morais, Ana M. – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2012
The study analyses the extent to which the sociological message transmitted by the teachers' pedagogic practice recontextualizes the official pedagogic discourse of the natural sciences curriculum for a Portuguese middle school. Theoretically, the study is based on theories of psychology (e.g. Vygotsky), epistemology (e.g. Ziman) and sociology,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Educational Practices, Educational Sociology