Multilingual education for Africa : Concepts and practices, Paperback / softback Book

Multilingual education for Africa : Concepts and practices Paperback / softback

Edited by Russell H. Kaschula, Ekkehard, H. Wolff


The common thread in this book is the exploration of innovative pedagogies in language teaching and language use in education.

The greatest danger facing educators is one of complacency.

Whether set in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, South Africa or elsewhere in Africa, all the chapters in this book emphasise the imperative for educators to constantly revise curricula and teaching methods in order to find the most appropriate ways of teaching and using language in multilingual settings.

The chapters in this book place the mother tongue at the centre of learning, while developing the use of exoglossic languages such as English.

The book will be of interest to educators at all levels of the education system.

Comprising of 17 chapters, the book is divided into three parts, which addresses the multilingual context of education in Africa, the teaching of additional language in schools, and additional language tuition in higher education.

Everyone interested in comparative education models, language teaching, and language use in multilingual contexts of all cycles of education, will find this book useful.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Unisa Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy & theory of education
  • ISBN: 9781868888306


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