Articles Posted in the " Language of instruction " Category

  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Language and education: the missing link

    Language and education: the missing link

    How the language used in schools threatens the achievement of Education For All. Why are children’s learning levels in many countries so far below expectations? Why do so many children fail to complete school, despite efforts to improve the quality...


  • 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...


  • Where Immigrant Students Succeed

    Where Immigrant Students Succeed

    A Comparative Review of Performance and Engagement in PISA 2003. This report examines how immigrant students performed mainly in mathematics and reading, but also in science and problem-solving skills in the PISA 2003 assessment, both in comparison to native students...


  • 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...