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Paper Id: IJARW1335
Title: LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION POLICY: A BARRIER TO ACADEMIC AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF LEARNERS ACROSS GRADES: A CASE OF SOUTH AFRICAN TEACHERS’ NARRATIVES.
Published in: International Journal Of All Research Writings
Publisher: IJARW
ISSN: 2582-1008
Volume / Issue: Volume 2 Issue 1
Pages: 8
Published On: 7/24/2020 10:31:19 PM      (MM/dd/yyyy)
Main Author Details
Name: Tawanda Wallace Mataka
Institute: National University of Lesotho
Co - Author Details
Author Name Author Institute
Takura Bhila Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
Tawanda Mukurunge Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
Abstract
Research Area: Education
KeyWord: language in education policy, language of learning, decolonisation, indigenous language, hegemony
Abstract: Decolonising education has and is still an uphill task for many African countries especially those that have scars of a gruesome colonial past such as South Africa, among others. It is against this background that I argue in this paper that the language of instruction imposed through Language in Education policy has and is perpetuating the colonial legacy and bottle necking impacting negatively on cognitive and academic development of learners. Consequently, there are loud calls from various stakeholders and student bodies to decolonise education in South Africa to change the status quo. Since 1976 and later on 2015, South African youth in higher education institutions have intensified the call to decolonise education. One of the major areas of concern towards decolonisation is language of learning and teaching (LoLT) and the language of learning materials. This call comes because even though South Africa is now a democracy that gives official status to its indigenous languages, English still enjoys hegemony in all areas including and especially in education as the LoLT from grade 4 up to tertiary education. This translates to a betrayal of the constitutional prerogative of inclusive education for all. Teacher narratives and questionnaire were data generation tools from teachers in South Africa. They articulated their experiences and their recommendations to improve the system. The data generated was processed and presented into themes.
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Tawanda Wallace Mataka, Takura Bhila, Tawanda Mukurunge, "LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION POLICY: A BARRIER TO ACADEMIC AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF LEARNERS ACROSS GRADES: A CASE OF SOUTH AFRICAN TEACHERS’ NARRATIVES.", International Journal Of All Research Writings, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 117-124, 2020.
MLA Tawanda Wallace Mataka, Takura Bhila, Tawanda Mukurunge "LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION POLICY: A BARRIER TO ACADEMIC AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF LEARNERS ACROSS GRADES: A CASE OF SOUTH AFRICAN TEACHERS’ NARRATIVES.." International Journal Of All Research Writings, vol 2, no. 1, 2020, pp. 117-124.
APA Tawanda Wallace Mataka, Takura Bhila, Tawanda Mukurunge (2020). LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION POLICY: A BARRIER TO ACADEMIC AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF LEARNERS ACROSS GRADES: A CASE OF SOUTH AFRICAN TEACHERS’ NARRATIVES.. International Journal Of All Research Writings, 2(1), 117-124.
LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION POLICY: A BARRIER TO ACADEMIC AND COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF LEARNERS ACROSS GRADES: A CASE OF SOUTH AFRICAN TEACHERS’ NARRATIVES.
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