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An evaluation of the Rwandan trilingual policy in some nursery and primary schools in Kigali City

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dc.contributor.advisor Ribbens, I. R. (Irene Rita)
dc.contributor.author Niyibizi, Epimaque
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-27T07:17:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-27T07:17:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06
dc.identifier.citation Niyibizi, Epimaque (2010) An evaluation of the Rwandan trilingual policy in some nursery and primary schools in Kigali City, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3720> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3720
dc.description.abstract This research study aims to evaluate how the trilingual policy (Kinyarwanda, French and English) is implemented in Kigali City’s nursery and primary schools in terms of facilitating learners’ cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP) development, in both the pre-2008 and post-2008 language policies. It is an exploratory-qualitative-interpretative research study, which analyses the language preference, the age of change-over and the multilingual models adopted and how they contribute to learners’ CALP development. It also analyses the implications of the post-2008 policy. The findings indicated that initial bilingualism, initial trilingualism, early total immersion and gradual transfer models were implemented in the pre-2008 policy; while the post-2008 policy implements early total immersion. The learners’ CALP in both the MT and the AL could be more developed in public schools under the pre-2008 policy due to exposure to Kinyarwanda instruction from the start but it may not be developed fully under the post-2008 policy, because English is used as MOI from the onset of education. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 163 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Language policy en
dc.subject Mother tongue en
dc.subject Bilingualism en
dc.subject Medium of instruction en
dc.subject Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency en
dc.subject Additional languages
dc.subject Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills
dc.subject Trilingualism
dc.subject Multilingualism
dc.subject Rwanda
dc.subject.ddc 370.11750967571
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Bilingual -- Rwanda -- Kigali -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Language and education -- Rwanda -- Kigali
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Primary -- Rwanda -- Kigali -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Preschool -- Rwanda -- Kigali -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Language policy -- Rwanda -- Kigali -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Multiligualism in children -- Rwanda -- Kigali
dc.title An evaluation of the Rwandan trilingual policy in some nursery and primary schools in Kigali City en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Linguistics and Modern Languages
dc.description.degree M.A. (Applied Linguistics)


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