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By Bettina Migge; Isabelle Léglise; Angela Bartens

This quantity deals a primary survey of initiatives from all over the world that search to enforce Creole languages in schooling. not like past works, this quantity takes a holistic procedure. Chapters talk about the sociolinguistic, academic and ideological context of initiatives, coverage advancements and venture implementation, improvement and evaluate. It compares other kinds of academic actions focusing Read more...

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Moreover, given the current lack of support for bilingual educational policy in the United States and the difficult working conditions of teachers due to No Child Left Behind legislation, we feel that focusing our attention on a broad range of contexts and communities, including educational contexts, is the best way forward. Drawing on research by several of Da Pidgin Coup’s members on creole and other non-standardized languages in education and society (Eades 1995, 2003; Siegel 1993, 1997b, 1999b, 2006b, 2007), Da Pidgin Coup has focused on three aspects of awareness raising in educational contexts and beyond.

10 Political agendas are often camouflaged as financial issues which especially in emerging countries indeed constitute a reality language activists have to grapple with. However, the huge improvements in information technology that have occurred in the past decades have drastically reduced the cost of producing for instance teaching materials and theoretically enables people all around the world to share certain resources. At the same time, investment in human resources has become a key issue.

Many children who speak P/Cs are bilingual or multilingual depending on the context prior to entering school because many communities are linguistically heterogeneous. In some communities, children already have some degree of knowledge of the Standard European language, but possibly not the varieties used for teaching. In some cases, this knowledge extends to some domains but not to others for both the European language and the P/C because the two languages are in complementary distribution. In other settings, the two languages are in overlapping distribution.

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