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Odugu, Desmond I.; Lemieux, Camille N. – Language and Education, 2019
Despite advances in multilingual education (MLE) scholarship, education in most African societies remain characteristically congruent with colonial normative monolingual and transitional multilingual policies, which limit the use of native language(s) as media of instruction to early primary schooling. This contributes to poor educational and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, African Languages, Elementary School Students
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Akello, Dora Lucy; Timmerman, Greetje; Namusisi, Speranza – Language and Education, 2016
Uganda introduced the use of mother tongue as medium of instruction in primary schools in 2007. This was meant to promote interaction and participation in the learning process and improve children's proficiency in reading and writing. Drawing elements of interaction and participation from the socio-cultural theory, the child-centred pedagogy was…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, Language Proficiency, Instructional Materials
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Norton, Bonny; Williams, Carrie-Jane – Language and Education, 2012
In this article, we draw on our research on the digital portable library, eGranary, undertaken in a rural Ugandan village in 2008, to contribute to place-based studies of digital literacy. Our research project investigated the uptake of eGranary by students in the community, focusing on six secondary students who worked as library scholars in the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Electronic Libraries, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Achen, Stella; Openjuru, George Ladaah – Language and Education, 2012
Hollywood movies are popular in Uganda. This paper reports a study that investigated access to English-language Hollywood movies in Uganda, by way of an ethnographic audience study carried out in slum areas of the city of Kampala. The researchers visited and participated in the watching and reviewing of English-language movies in makeshift video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Student Attitudes, Films, Foreign Countries
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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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Snydera, Ilana; Prinsloo, Mastin – Language and Education, 2007
Claims about the complex ways in which young people's lives are entangled with digital technologies abound, yet insufficient theoretically informed empirical research has been conducted to examine how they use them and with what impact. This special issue of Language and Education presents theoretical and empirical understandings of young people's…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Adolescents, Educational Technology, Technological Literacy
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Mutonyi, Harriet; Norton, Bonny – Language and Education, 2007
In this end piece, the authors argue that while this special issue shifts debates on the digital divide to address students' capacity to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for productive social purposes, access to ICT remains a major challenge in countries like Uganda, in which less than 1% of the population has access to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Gender Differences, Information Technology
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Kwesiga, J. B. – Language and Education, 1994
Debates about language and literacy in Uganda were renewed with publication in 1992 of a government white paper. Most likely this paper will conclude that the English language will continue to command the highest profile at the national level, with the local languages struggling, with diverse levels of success, to follow suit. (Contains 13…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, English, Foreign Countries, Literacy