Articles Posted in the " Africa " Category

  • Optimising Learning, Education and Publishing in Africa

    Optimising Learning, Education and Publishing in Africa

    The Language Factor. A Review and Analysis of Theory and Practice in Mother-Tongue and Bilingual Education in sub-Saharan Africa. This publication presents the results of comprehensive research that assesses the experiences of mother-tongue and bilingual education programmes in 25 sub-Saharan African countries...


  • Language of Instruction and Quality of Learning in Tanzania and Ghana

    Language of Instruction and Quality of Learning in Tanzania and Ghana

    EdQual Policy Brief No. 2 Research comparing classroom processes in lessons taught in English and in African languages shows how the language used impacts on teaching strategies, but also the potential of teacher professional development to address this. Download PDF...


  • The Kom Experimental Mother Tongue Education Pilot Project Report for 2012

    The Kom Experimental Mother Tongue Education Pilot Project Report for 2012

    For five years, an experimental program in multilingual education has been functioning in Boyo Division in the North West Region of Cameroon. In this program, 12 experimental schools use the local language—Kom—as a medium of instruction in Classes 1-3. After Class...


  • Making Schools Inclusive

    How change can happen – Save the Children’s experience. This book is about how non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can help school systems in developing countries become more inclusive. It shares experience of developing tools and approaches that have improved education for...


  • Moving towards bilingual education in Mali

    Establish a linguistic mapping for the administrative region of Mopti Examine the material available for teaching the bilingual curriculum Determine whether the teachers in that region were trained/prepared to teach the bilingual curriculum Determine whether the teacher training institutes in...


  • Planner’s Guide For The Introduction of African Languages and Cultures in the Education System

    This publication, intended to help planners in Ministries of Education to successfully plan and implement multilingual education, is based upon field experiences, recalls the main principles of languages planning in education, and gives precise orientations on “how to” and the...


  • Language of instruction, literacy, teacher qualification and supplementary tutoring

    Language of instruction, literacy, teacher qualification and supplementary tutoring

    We begin this issue of the International Review of Education with two articles which look at language of instruction in two very different contexts. Based on her research into staff and students’ participation in information and communication technology (ICT) at...


  • The Juba Conference in Language-in-Education in South Sudan

    The Juba Conference in Language-in-Education in South Sudan

    Concluding Statement of Principles. Academics from across Sub-Saharan Africa and experts from ACALAN UNESCO, UNICEF and SIL met in Juba in March 2012 for a British Council conference on Language-in-Education policy in South Sudan. Our research and our discussions have...


  • Towards a Multilingual Culture of Education

    Towards a Multilingual Culture of Education

    This book is an attempt to show how multilingualism is lived and practised. It also explains how, under severe circumstances and oppressive conditions, individuals, communities, societies and nations are inventing new ways of reconciling their communication needs and requirements with...


  • Why and How Africa Should Invest in African Languages and Multilingual Education

    Why and How Africa Should Invest in African Languages and Multilingual Education

    An evidence- and practice-based policy advocacy brief. This advocacy brief seeks to show the pivotal role of languages in achieving learning. It aims in particular to dispel prejudice and confusion about African languages, and exposes the often hidden attempt to discredit them...