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The Resource State-building and multilingual education in Africa, Ericka A. Albaugh

State-building and multilingual education in Africa, Ericka A. Albaugh

Label
State-building and multilingual education in Africa
Title
State-building and multilingual education in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Ericka A. Albaugh
Title variation
State-Building & Multilingual Education in Africa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How do governments in Africa make decisions about language? What does language have to do with state-building, and what impact might it have on democracy? This manuscript provides a longue durée explanation for policies toward language in Africa, taking the reader through colonial, independence, and contemporary periods. It explains the growing trend toward the use of multiple languages in education as a result of new opportunities and incentives. The opportunities incorporate ideational relationships with former colonizers as well as the work of language NGOs on the ground. The incentives relate to the current requirements of democratic institutions, and the strategies leaders devise to win elections within these constraints. By contrasting the environment faced by African leaders with that faced by European state-builders, it explains the weakness of education and limited spread of standard languages on the continent. The work combines constructivist understanding about changing preferences with realist insights about the strategies leaders employ to maintain power
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Albaugh, Ericka A.
Dewey number
306.44/96
Index
index present
LC call number
P115.5.A35
LC item number
A43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Multilingualism
  • Language and education
  • Education and state
  • Education, Bilingual
  • Language and languages
Label
State-building and multilingual education in Africa, Ericka A. Albaugh
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Language and education in Africa under mission and colonial influence; 3. Language choices in independent African states; 4. Opportunities for policy change: ideas, materials, and advocacy networks; 5. Incentives for policy change: ruler strategies for maintaining power; 6. Language, education, and 'democratization' in Cameroon; 7. Language and contention -- violence and participation in contemporary African politics; 8. Conclusion
Control code
CR9781107323735
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107323735
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
State-building and multilingual education in Africa, Ericka A. Albaugh
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Language and education in Africa under mission and colonial influence; 3. Language choices in independent African states; 4. Opportunities for policy change: ideas, materials, and advocacy networks; 5. Incentives for policy change: ruler strategies for maintaining power; 6. Language, education, and 'democratization' in Cameroon; 7. Language and contention -- violence and participation in contemporary African politics; 8. Conclusion
Control code
CR9781107323735
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107323735
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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