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The Resource Local languages as a human right in education : comparative cases from Africa, Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite, (electronic book)

Local languages as a human right in education : comparative cases from Africa, Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite, (electronic book)

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Local languages as a human right in education : comparative cases from Africa
Title
Local languages as a human right in education
Title remainder
comparative cases from Africa
Statement of responsibility
Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
There seems to be general agreement that children learn better when they understand what the teacher is saying. In Africa this is not the case. Instruction is given in a foreign language, a language neither pupils nor the teachers understand well. This is the greatest educational problem there is in Africa. This is the problem this book discusses and it is therefore an important book. The recent focus on quality education becomes meaningless when teaching is given in a language pupils do not understand. Babaci-Wilhite concludes that any local curriculum that ignores local languages and contexts risks a loss of learning quality and represent a violation of childrenlĺs rights in education. The book is highly recommended. Birgit Brock-Utne, Professor of Education and Development, University of Oslo, Norway Zehlia Babaci-Wilhitelĺs illuminating African case studies display a mastery of the literature on policies related to not only language policies integrally related to human rights in education, but to the relationship between education and national development. The book provides a paradigm shift from focusing on the issue of schooling access to the very meaning education has for personal and collective identity and affirmation. As such, it will appeal to a wide audience of education scholars, policy makers and practitioners. Robert F. Arnove, Chancellorlĺs Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA A very important and timely book that makes crucial contribution to critical reviews of the policies about languages of instruction and rights in education in Africa. Brilliantly crafted and presented with great clarity the author puts into perspective issues that need to be addressed to improve academic performance in Africalĺs educational systems in order to attain the goal of providing education for all as well as restoring rights in education. This can be achieved through critical examination of languages of instruction and of the cultural relevance of the curricula. Definitely required reading for scholars of education and human rights in general, in Africa in particular, as well as for education policy makers. Sam Mchombo, Associate Professor of African Languages and Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, USA This book contributes to enlighten a crucial academic as well as a democratic and philosophical issue: The right to education and the rights in education, as it is seen in the dilemmas of the right to use your local language. It offers a high-level research and the work is both cutting edge and offers new knowledge to the fields of democracy, human rights and education. The book is a unique contribution to a very important academic discussion on rights in education connecting to language of instruction in schools, politics and power, as well as it frames the questions of why education and language can be seen as a human right for sustainable development in Africa. The actuality of the book is disturbing: We need to take the debate on human rights in education for the children of the world, for their future and for their right to a cultural identity. Inga Bostad, Director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway
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Babaci-Wilhite, Zehlia
Dewey number
306.43096
Index
index present
LC call number
LC201.7.A35
LC item number
B33 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Comparative and international education
Series volume
volume 36
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  • Native language and education
  • Native language and education
  • Africa
  • Tanzania
Label
Local languages as a human right in education : comparative cases from Africa, Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite, (electronic book)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of contents; foreword; note; acknowledgments; acronyms; list of tables; list of figures; chapter 1: introduction; chapter 2: languages issues in africa; language imperialism in africa; the east africa lingua franca; local languages for knowledge acquisition and cultural identity; local languages of instruction for social equity; conclusion; notes; chapter 3: human rights and development theories in education; language choice in the context of dependent development; development and marketization of education
  • IMPLEMENTATION OF CURRICULUM REFORMSEDUCATION FOR SELF-RELIANCE AND LIBERATION; CAPABILITY APPROACH AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION; RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH TO LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 4: ZANZIBARâ€?S NEW CURRICULUM; BACKGROUND ON THE CURRICULUM CHANGE OF ZANZIBAR; GEOGRAPHIC, DEMOGRAPHIC AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDS; EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ZANZIBAR; THE NEW CURRICULUM; RATIONALE BEHIND THE NEW CURRICULUM; THE METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH; ANALYSES OF THE IMPLEMENTATION; CONCLUSION; NOTES
  • Chapter 5: comparing language-in-education policiescomparing language-in-education policies in zanzibar and malaysia; the politics behind these changes; comparing language-in-education policies in tanzania and nigeria; the six-year primary project; mother tongue science literacy project; the nigerian policy of education; analyses exam results; conclusion; notes; chapter 6: private education as a promoter of english; historical context of public versus private schools in tanzania
  • Results on kiswahili versus english as a language of instructionconsequences for quality learning; expectations about work; confusing learning a language and general learning; conclusion; notes; chapter 7: conclusion: local languages as a human right in education; rights in education; education and language for sustainable development in africa; new perspectives in language of instruction; references; about the author; subject index; name index
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SPR900864476
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unknown
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1 online resource (xvi, 138 pages).
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9789462099456
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-6209-947-0
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Local languages as a human right in education : comparative cases from Africa, Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of contents; foreword; note; acknowledgments; acronyms; list of tables; list of figures; chapter 1: introduction; chapter 2: languages issues in africa; language imperialism in africa; the east africa lingua franca; local languages for knowledge acquisition and cultural identity; local languages of instruction for social equity; conclusion; notes; chapter 3: human rights and development theories in education; language choice in the context of dependent development; development and marketization of education
  • IMPLEMENTATION OF CURRICULUM REFORMSEDUCATION FOR SELF-RELIANCE AND LIBERATION; CAPABILITY APPROACH AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION; RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH TO LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 4: ZANZIBARâ€?S NEW CURRICULUM; BACKGROUND ON THE CURRICULUM CHANGE OF ZANZIBAR; GEOGRAPHIC, DEMOGRAPHIC AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDS; EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ZANZIBAR; THE NEW CURRICULUM; RATIONALE BEHIND THE NEW CURRICULUM; THE METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH; ANALYSES OF THE IMPLEMENTATION; CONCLUSION; NOTES
  • Chapter 5: comparing language-in-education policiescomparing language-in-education policies in zanzibar and malaysia; the politics behind these changes; comparing language-in-education policies in tanzania and nigeria; the six-year primary project; mother tongue science literacy project; the nigerian policy of education; analyses exam results; conclusion; notes; chapter 6: private education as a promoter of english; historical context of public versus private schools in tanzania
  • Results on kiswahili versus english as a language of instructionconsequences for quality learning; expectations about work; confusing learning a language and general learning; conclusion; notes; chapter 7: conclusion: local languages as a human right in education; rights in education; education and language for sustainable development in africa; new perspectives in language of instruction; references; about the author; subject index; name index
Control code
SPR900864476
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 138 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789462099456
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-6209-947-0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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