Publication details [#60538]

Schneider, Cindy. 2015. Micro-level planning for a Papua New Guinean elementary school classroom: “copycat” planning and language ideologies. Current Issues in Language Planning 16 (3) : 335–354.
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Language as a subject
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In the early 1990s, Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s government officially revoked its English-only policy at primary school level, in favor of community languages. It is argued that in rural primary schools with hybrid linguistic populations, PNG's (northern) lingua franca, Tok Pisin, may indeed be a wiser option for incipient literacy teaching.