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Title:Education Language Policy and Bilingual Education: The Impact of French Language Policy in Primary Education in Niger
Author(s):Alidou, Hassana
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Bokamba, Eyamba G.
Department / Program:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Administration
Abstract:Using our research findings and taking into account Niger' sociopolitical profile and its organizational context, we recommend a careful implementation of a bilingual education program which advocates the use of regional languages (Hausa, Zarma-Songhai, Fulfulde, Kanuri and Tamajeq) along with French in primary education. The regional languages must serve first as means of instruction from first up to fourth grade, while French is taught as a subject; and in fifth and sixth grade French must become the language of instruction and the regional languages must be taught as subjects. The promotion of French and national languages throughout the primary education system is argued to be more advantageous pedagogically than a transitional bilingual education program which ends the use of mother tongue in the child's education. It is suggested that such proposal be implemented progressively while the extensive teacher training and language development activities are undertaken by government and private institutions which are in favor of the use of national languages in education and the finding of long-term solutions to the education language problems in Niger.
Issue Date:1997
Description:174 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9737030
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997

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