ISBN 9789994455331
Pages 196
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2009
Publisher OSSREA, Ethiopia
Format Paperback

Linguistic Human Rights and Language Policy in the Kenyan Education System

by Kembo Sure, Nathan O. Ogechi

This research is aimed at identifying the linguistic and pedagogical challenges experienced by teachers and pupils in Kenyan primary schools where English is used as the medium of instruction from Standard Four. Specifically it is an analysis of classroom discourse in mathematics and science lessons conducted in English and to determine the extent to which language of instruction supports or hinders participation in these verbal exchanges. Language attitudes were also tested to elucidate whether Kenyans support the introduction of English as the medium of teaching in primary school and thereby establishing the acceptability of the language policy. The observation and recording of class lessons covered 26 Standard Four English, Science and Mathematics lessons and 8 Standard Eight Science and Mathematics classes.

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