Language And Learning In A Post Colonial Context

Language and Learning in a Post Colonial Context
Publisher Routledge
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Category Education
Total Pages 234
ISBN 9781134629886
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This book explores the social, political, and historical forces that mediate language ideology and practices in post-colonial education and how such ideology and practices influence students’ academic achievement. Jean-Pierre provides empirical evidence that a relationship exists between language practices and school underperformance. He takes Haiti as the focus of study, finding that students and teachers experience difficulty constructing knowledge in a setting in which the language they speak at home (Creole) differs from the language of instruction (French). The research is based on ethnographic data collected in classrooms in both private and public school settings in addition to different sectors of the society (e.g. state and private institutions).

Language and Learning in a Post Colonial Context
  • Author : Marky Jean-Pierre
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25

This book explores the social, political, and historical forces that mediate language ideology and practices in post-colonial education and how such ideology and practices influence students’ academic achievement. Jean-Pierre provides empirical evidence that a relationship exists between language practices and school underperformance. He takes Haiti as the focus of study,

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Language and Power in Post Colonial Schooling
  • Author : Carolyn McKinney
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15

Critiquing the positioning of children from non-dominant groups as linguistically deficient, this book aims to bridge the gap between theorizing of language in critical sociolinguistics and approaches to language in education. Carolyn McKinney uses the lens of linguistic ideologies—teachers’ and students’ beliefs about language—to shed light on the

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Language and Translation in Postcolonial Literatures
  • Author : Simona Bertacco
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17

This collection gathers together a stellar group of contributors offering innovative perspectives on the issues of language and translation in postcolonial studies. In a world where bi- and multilingualism have become quite normal, this volume identifies a gap in the critical apparatus in postcolonial studies in order to read cultural

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English as a Local Language
  • Author : Christina Higgins
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2009-07-08

When analyzed in multilingual contexts, English is often treated as an entity that is separable from its linguistic environment. It is often the case, however, that multilinguals use English in hybrid and transcultural ways. This book explores how multilingual East Africans make use of English as a local resource in

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Language and Power in Post Colonial Schooling
  • Author : Carolyn McKinney
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15

Critiquing the positioning of children from non-dominant groups as linguistically deficient, this book aims to bridge the gap between theorizing of language in critical sociolinguistics and approaches to language in education. Carolyn McKinney uses the lens of linguistic ideologies—teachers’ and students’ beliefs about language—to shed light on the

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English as a Medium of Instruction in Postcolonial Contexts
  • Author : Lizzi O. Milligan,Leon Tikly
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16

Almost all low- and middle-income postcolonial countries now use English or another dominant language as the medium of instruction for some, if not all, of the basic education cycle. Much of the literature about language-in-education in such countries has focused on the instrumentalist value of English, on one side, and

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Post colonial Curriculum Practices in South Asia
  • Author : Asantha U. Attanayake
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-29

Post-colonial Curriculum Practices in South Asia gives a conceptual framework for curriculum design for English Language Teaching, taking into account context specific features in the teaching–learning settings of post-colonial South Asia. It reveals how the attitudes prevalent in post-colonial South Asian societies towards English negatively influence English language learning.

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Variation and Change in Postcolonial Contexts
  • Author : J. K. Chambers Rita Calabrese (Gerhard Leitner),Rita Calabrese,J. K. Chambers
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01

This volume addresses recent issues concerning language change and standardization in postcolonial settings. The book brings together experts from North America, Africa, Asia and the insular areas of Australia and Trinidad and Tobago, and discusses aspects of language variation in the emergence of new varieties. The approaches range from linguistic

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Curriculum as Cultural Practice
  • Author : Yatta Kanu
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2006

Curriculum as Cultural Practice aims to revitalize current discourses of curriculum research and reform from a postcolonial perspective.

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Crossovers
  • Author : Christiane Lütge,Mark Stein
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2017

Crossing boundaries is a key issue in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching and Postcolonial Studies. It is an objective, not only for the foreign language classroom that is facing increasingly global influences in terms of more heterogeneous societies, but also with a view to the growing heterogeneity in

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Rethinking Bilingual Education in Postcolonial Contexts
  • Author : Feliciano Chimbutane
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18

This book calls for critical adaptations when theories of bilingual education, based on practices in the North, are applied to the countries of the global South. For example, it challenges the assumption that transitional models necessarily lead to language shift and cultural assimilation. Taking an ethnographically-based narrative on the purpose

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Language and Learning in a Post colonial Context
  • Author : Marky Jean-Pierre
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011

The purpose of this study is to investigate historical and linguistic forces that interact to undermine school achievement in Haiti. From a sociocultural perspective, this study explores the social, political, and historical forces that mediate language ideology and practices in Haitian schools and how such ideology and practices influence students'

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Literature in the Language Classroom
  • Author : Joanne Collie,Stephen Slater
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1987-12-17

A variety of imaginative techniques for integrating literature work with language learning.

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Postcolonial English
  • Author : Edgar W. Schneider
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-17

The global spread of English has resulted in the emergence of a diverse range of postcolonial varieties around the world. Postcolonial English provides a clear and original account of the evolution of these varieties, exploring the historical, social and ecological factors that have shaped all levels of their structure. It

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Subjectivity  Language and the Postcolonial
  • Author : Hannah Botsis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-10

In Subjectivity, Language and the Postcolonial, Hannah Botsis draws on theoretical work that exists at the intersection of critical social psychology, sociolinguistics and the political economy of language, to examine the relationships between language, subjectivity, materiality and political context. The book foregrounds the ways in which the work of Bourdieu

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