Most countries now recommend home language instruction for the first years of education after which a gradual transition to another language can be made

CATEGORY: Education and Skills Development
DATE: 7 October 2019

There is a strong body of work that shows that learning problems can develop if the language in which a child has oral proficiency is not the same as the language of instruction. As a result, policymakers in most countries now recommend home language instruction for the first years of education after which a gradual transition to another language can be made.

The HSRC's Jaqueline Harvey discusses this issue in an interview on Power FM.