Creoles in Education: An Appraisal of Current Programs and Projects

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Bettina Migge, Isabelle Léglise, Angela Bartens
John Benjamins Publishing, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 356 pages
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This volume offers a first survey of projects from around the world that seek to implement Creole languages in education. In contrast to previous works, this volume takes a holistic approach. Chapters discuss the sociolinguistic, educational and ideological context of projects, policy developments and project implementation, development and evaluation. It compares different kinds of educational activities focusing on Creoles and discusses a list of procedures that are necessary for successfully developing, evaluating and reforming educational activities that aim to integrate Creole languages in a viable and sustainable manner into formal education. The chapters are written by practitioners and academics involved in educational projects. They serve as a resource for practitioners, academics and persons wishing to devise or adapt educational initiatives. It is suitable for use in upper level undergraduate and post-graduate modules dealing with language and education with a focus on lesser used languages.

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About the author (2010)

Bettina Migge is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at University College Dublin.

Isabelle Leglise is a permanent Researcher in Linguistics at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, Paris) where she heads a programme on Language Contact at the SeDyL/CELIA-CNRS (Structure et Dynamique des Langues/Centre d'Etudes des Langues Indigenes d'Amerique). Since 2000, she has been engaged in research projects in French Guiana, and more recently, in Suriname and Brazil, with a special focus on multilingualism, contact-induced changes, language and migration, and educational issues. Her main research interests are language contact, language variation and change, discourse analysis, sociology of language and applied linguistics.

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