National Languages and Teacher Training in Africa
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National Languages and Teacher Training in Africa Methodological Guide No. 3 (Education Studies & Documents) by Joseph Poth

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Published by UNESCO .
Written in English


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  • Africa,
  • General,
  • Education

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Number of Pages73
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Open LibraryOL12897576M
ISBN 109231024841
ISBN 109789231024849

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National Languages and Teacher Training in Africa. A Methodological Guide for the Use of Teacher Training Institutes. Educational Studies and Documents No. This chapter discusses results from an ongoing research project supported by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) on the state, nature and challenges of the training of teachers of indigenous African languages in Southern Africa. The chapter examines the training of teachers of African languages in Botswana and by: A national indigenous language-written, widespread, sometimes used in school-surrounds it. An international language like French or English, a vestige of colonialism, carries prestige, is used in higher education, and promises mobility-and yet it will not be well known by its essays in Languages in Africa explore the layers of African multilingualism as they affect language policy and . English now comes from those who speak it all around the world, and it will come increasingly from Africa as well. By training Africa’s teachers to be effective teachers of English as a second or foreign language, English for Africa aims to help leverage the language into a tool for Africa.

Efforts to improve the quality of South Africa’s teachers and their teaching have been underway for several years. Initiatives in the form of a new curriculum, the upgrading of qualifications, the development of subject competence and support for. policy for language in education is being developed as part of a national language plan encompassing all sectors of society, including the deaf community. As such, it operates within the following paradigm: terms of the new Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the government, and thus the. Teacher education programs can make a difference to student achievement depending on the type of education program and support that is put in place. Specific factors such as the years of teacher training (initial and inservice), the teacher’s verbal fluency, subject matter knowledge, having books and materials and knowing how to use them. professional training. Such teachers need in-service training to update their knowledge, skills and competence. In-service education programmes can be categorized into different forms. According to Asaya (),there are eight varieties of in-service education as follows: 1.

IntroductionIn most African countries, languages of instruction come from overseas. The variety and the use of those languages depend very much on the colonialist legacy. Languages of instruction in African schools include English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Afrikaans. In some countries also, African languages are used as the language of instruction but only at the. Africa south of the Sahara is home to around 2, different languages. They're spoken at home, on the street and perhaps on the local radio and TV stations, but very few have made it into the. Teachers and their role in improving educational outcomes Chapter 1: Teacher wages in South Africa: how attractive is the teaching profession? 1. The importance of teachers in achieving quality education: A case for effective wage.   Africa, national language, community language, African languages, UNESCO, language planning, the term as used by UNESCO evidently came out of a Subregional Seminar on National Languages and Teacher Training held in Dar es Salaam in , itself also funded at least in part by UNESCO. (apart from a brief discussion in a recent book by.