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Rethinking bilingual education in postcolonial contexts

Author: Feliciano Chimbutane
Publisher: Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, ©2011.
Series: Bilingual education and bilingualism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking an ethnographic study of the purpose and value of bilingual education in Mozambique as a starting point, this book calls for critical adaptations when theories of bilingual education, based on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Feliciano Chimbutane
ISBN: 9781847693648 1847693644 9781847693631 1847693636 9781847693655 1847693652
OCLC Number: 693810160
Description: xi, 182 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Why an ethnography of bilingual education in Mozambique? --
A critical, linguistic ethnographic enquiry --
Fieldwork and data analysis --
Language and education --
Mozambique: historical, sociolinguistic and educational context --
The research sites: communities, schools and classrooms --
Interaction and pedagogy in bilingual classrooms --
Socio-cultural impact of bilingual education --
Bilingual education and socio-economic mobility --
Purpose and value of bilingual education --
The transformative potential of bilingual education --
Bilingual education: research, policy and practice.
Series Title: Bilingual education and bilingualism.
Responsibility: Feliciano Chimbutane.

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Chimbutane makes a valuable contribution not only to understanding the situation of African languages (AL) but also to ethnographic studies of bilingualism that conceive of a language as social Read more...

 
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