Creoles in Education

An appraisal of current programs and projects

ORCID logoBettina Migge | University College Dublin
Isabelle Léglise | CNRS CELIA
Angela Bartens | University of Turku
ISBN 9789027252586 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027252630 | EUR 33.00 | USD 49.95
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This volume offers a first survey of projects from around the world that seek to implement Creole languages in education. In contrast to previous works, this volume takes a holistic approach. Chapters discuss the sociolinguistic, educational and ideological context of projects, policy developments and project implementation, development and evaluation. It compares different kinds of educational activities focusing on Creoles and discusses a list of procedures that are necessary for successfully developing, evaluating and reforming educational activities that aim to integrate Creole languages in a viable and sustainable manner into formal education. The chapters are written by practitioners and academics involved in educational projects. They serve as a resource for practitioners, academics and persons wishing to devise or adapt educational initiatives. It is suitable for use in upper level undergraduate and post-graduate modules dealing with language and education with a focus on lesser used languages.
[Creole Language Library, 36]  2010.  vii, 356 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book is highly recommended, not only as a valuable resource for educators in creole contexts but also as an informative social history of eleven different creoles and the educational language policies that effect their speakers.”
“At last, a comprehensive volume on creole languages in education! With chapters on a wide variety of creoles from around the world, along with a roadmap for setting up and maintaining education programs in creole contexts, this book will be a valuable resource for policy makers and practitioners, as well as scholars and others interested in the important issues involved in the education of creole-speaking children.”
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BIC Subject: CF/2ZP – Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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