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McKinney, Carolyn; Tyler, Robyn – Language and Education, 2019
Language ideologies profoundly shape and constrain the use of language as a resource for learning in 'multilingual' or linguistically diverse classrooms. In this paper, we draw attention in particular to the ideology of languages as stable, boundaried objects and to the colonial invention of African languages. Against this backdrop, we analyse an…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Code Switching (Language), Semiotics, Bilingualism
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Prinsloo, Mastin; Krause, Lara-Stephanie – Language and Education, 2019
Prevalent approaches to classroom languaging and bilingual education interpret the practices of multilingual groups of people through a monolingual lens that obscures the fluid languaging and semiotic practices of contemporary communities who engage in dynamic semiotic and linguistic practices, rather than 'add' one language to another in the form…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Semiotics
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Gordon, Steven Lawrence; Harvey, Jaqueline – Language and Education, 2019
A key factor in providing quality education is the main language of instruction (M-LoI). This creates a challenging situation for education policymakers in post-colonial multilingual countries such as South Africa. Language-in-education policies must valorise indigenous languages and redress their exclusion in past education systems while ensuring…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Postcolonialism
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Heugh, Kathleen; Prinsloo, Cas; Makgamatha, Matthews; Diedericks, Gerda; Winnaar, Lolita – Language and Education, 2017
Rapidly changing demographics challenge education systems everywhere. Multilingualism, in particular, brings challenges in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Here we draw attention to contexts and practices of multilingual education in southern settings that differ from those in northern ones. Whereas much of the literature indicates that…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Second Language Learning
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Ndebele, Hloniphani; Zulu, Nogwaja S. – Language and Education, 2017
Over the past few decades, there has been an increased awareness of the strategic role of indigenous African languages in multilingual South Africa. This article discusses the strategic role that indigenous languages could and should play in the promotion of multilingual South Africa. The article pays attention to bilingual education and the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language of Instruction, African Languages, Bilingualism
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Jackson, Fiona – Language and Education, 2016
Mapping the knowledge formations of language teachers within their pedagogic practices is underresearched, particularly for subject English, a multi-faceted, elusively defined discipline. Deeper knowledge of the pedagogy of subject English teachers is critical, especially within South African education, given the socio-economic power of English in…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Literature, Profiles, Teaching Methods
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Kerfoot, Caroline; Simon-Vandenbergen, Anne-Marie – Language and Education, 2015
This article is the guest editors' introduction to the special issue "Language in Epistemic Access: Mobilising Multilingualism and Literacy Development for More Equitable Education in South Africa". The issue offers complementary perspectives on improving epistemic access for all learners but especially those whose home language does not…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Teaching Methods
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Plüddemann, Peter – Language and Education, 2015
This paper reflects on the state of educational language policy two decades into a post-Apartheid South Africa caught between official multilingualism and English. The focus is on the national language-in-education policy (LiEP) that advocates additive bi/multilingualism, and a provincial counterpart, the language transformation plan (LTP). Using…
Descriptors: Social Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language Planning
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Probyn, Margie – Language and Education, 2015
This paper reports on the classroom languaging practices of a group of science teachers in rural and township schools in South Africa where the majority of learners learn through the medium of English, despite the fact that it is the home language of only a small minority; and learners' poor English proficiency frequently restricts their access to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Code Switching (Language), Language Proficiency, Science Instruction
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White, Peter R. R.; Mammone, Giuseppe; Caldwell, David – Language and Education, 2015
This chapter addresses the issue of pedagogy and bilingual/multilingual education: how best to match teaching-and-learning approaches to the literacy development needs of students in multilingual educational settings. More specifically, it makes the case for what is known as the "Sydney school" genre-based literacy development approach.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Styles, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Cummins, Jim – Language and Education, 2015
The authors of papers in this special issue are in agreement that if schools are to reverse underachievement among rural and township students in the South African context the instructional space must be expanded to include students' and teachers' multilingual repertoires together with a focus on explicitly demystifying how academic language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Rural Areas, Academic Discourse
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Heugh, Kathleen – Language and Education, 2015
This paper draws attention to the central concern of authors in this issue, which is to offer translanguaging and genre theory as two promising pedagogical responses to education systems characterised by linguistic as well as socio-economic diversity. It also draws attention to the agency of teachers in the processes of engaging with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Socioeconomic Influences, Code Switching (Language), Epistemology
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Msila, Vuyisile – Language and Education, 2012
There are still many South African teachers who are challenged by the implementation of the relatively new system of education. They have to explore a variety of strategies as they try to transform their pedagogy to enhance learning in their classrooms. This post-apartheid system also challenges educators to be transformative individuals who…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Writing Strategies, Racial Segregation, Grade 12
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Mwaniki, Munene – Language and Education, 2012
The paper interrogates the issue of language and social justice in South Africa's higher education using quantitative and qualitative data collected at the University of the Free State (UFS). Data were collected using questionnaires. Through purposive sampling based on South African and UFS demographics, 120 questionnaires were administered to UFS…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Green, Bill – Language and Education, 2012
Observing that place may be understood in a range of sometimes conflicting ways, the paper picks up on recent work within literacy studies on notions of place-making and locational disadvantage to argue for increasingly sophisticated and reflexive uses of place in the field, as a counterpoint to both increasing educational standardisation and…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Literacy, Disadvantaged, Standards
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