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Guidelines for a whole-school language policy in multicultural schools

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dc.contributor.advisor Lemmer, Eleanor M.
dc.contributor.author Hendry, J. O. (John Owen), 1945-
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-17T10:45:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-17T10:45:07Z
dc.date.issued 1996-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3323
dc.description.abstract This study explores approaches and strategies to implement in multicultural English-medium secondary schools for the management and education of black pupils with limited proficiency in English. It attempts to identify means of enhancing and accelerating the mastery by such pupils of English at a level sufficient to support their cognitive-academic needs. An account is given of those elements of the South African education system that have contributed to the disadvantagement that such children bring to the multic,llttu'al classroom. Relevant theories of bilingual education create a theoretical context for the qualitative research that follows, in which the experiences are recorded of educators at three schools where the needs of limited-English-proficient (LEI') pupils have been addressed. Data gathering was by means of focus-group interviews. Based Oll this research, guidelines are offered to help multicultural schools design policies and implement programmes to accommodate the needs of LEP pupils. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiv, 274 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Bilingualism en
dc.subject Cognitive development en
dc.subject Additive and subtractive bilingualism en
dc.subject Language and cognition en
dc.subject Language proficiency en
dc.subject Language-of-Ieaming en
dc.subject Multicultural education en
dc.subject Open school models en
dc.subject Teaching programmes en
dc.subject Whole-school language policy en
dc.subject.ddc 371.97
dc.subject.lcsh Educational equilization -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Language policy -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh School management and organization -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Blacks -- Education -- South Africa -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Language and culture -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination in education -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Multilingualism -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Multicultural education -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Multiculturalism -- South Africa
dc.title Guidelines for a whole-school language policy in multicultural schools en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies
dc.description.degree M.Ed. (Comparative Education)


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