Cost implications of the provision of mother-tongue and strong bilingual models of education in Africa

SOURCE: Optimising learning, education and publishing in Africa: the language factor: a review and analysis of theory and practice in mother-tongue and bilingual education in sub-Saharan Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Heugh
SOURCE EDITOR(S): A.Ouane, C.Glanz
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, EDUCATION, LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION POLICY, MOTHER-TONGUE EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7318

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to explore some of the issues around the costs of implementing both successful and unsuccessful language education programmmes, It wooll also outline some if the initiatives and strategies that van be taken, with minimal cost implications. They can be take in order to continue and expand the work that as already begun in terms of developing stronger education programmes in African languages.