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Title:Languages of instruction for African emancipation: focus on postcolonial contexts and considerations
Editors:Brock-Utne, BirgitISNI
Hopson, Rodney KofiISNI
Series:CASAS book series
City of publisher:Dar es Salaam
Publisher:Mkuki na Nyota Publishers
ISBN:9987417361; 1919932194
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:languages of instruction
language policy
Abstract:With rhetoric in the twenty first century focused on the African Renaissance, the central role of language in the development and emancipation of the continent seems to have taken a backseat. The fact that many African countries are operating with pre-independence and colonial language policies is catastrophic to large numbers of people who are not in a position to participate in the political democracies of their countries. This collection of case studies from seven African countries poses questions such as: What alternatives are there for educational language policies towards African emancipation? What efforts have governments made to change the language policy in favour of African languages and how far have they succeeded? What challenges do African learners face when it comes to current language of instruction policies? Contributions: Birgit Brock-Utne and Rodney Kofi Hopson: Introduction: educational language contexts and issues in postcolonial Africa. Kwesi Kwaa Prah: Languages of instruction for education, development and African emancipation. Birgit Brock-Utne: The continued battle over KiSwahili as the language of instruction in Tanzania. Rodney Kofi Hopson: The paradox of English only in post-independent Namibia. Toward whose education for all? Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe: The language situation in Mozambique. Current developments and prospects. Leketi Makalela: 'We speak eleven tongues'. Reconstructing multilingualism in South Africa. Annah Molosiwa: Extinction or distinction? Empowering Setswana as the medium of instruction and instrument in Botswana schools. Eva Yerendé: Ideologies of language and schooling in Guinea-Conakry. A postcolonial experience. Ayo Bamgbose: Mother-tongue education. Lessons from the Yoruba experience. [ASC Leiden abstract]