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State-building and multilingual education in Africa / Ericka A. Albaugh
Auteur:Albaugh, Ericka Ann, 1971- Editeur:
New York : Cambridge University Press
- Afrique Sujet LCSH:Education and state -- Africa
- Education, Bilingual -- Africa
- Language and education -- Africa
- Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Africa
- Multilingualism -- Africa Contient:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction ; 2. Language and education in Africa under mission and colonial influence ; 3. Language choices in independent African states ; 4. Opportunities for policy change: ideas, materials, and advocacy networks ; 5. Incentives for policy change: ruler strategies for maintaining power ; 6. Language, education, and 'democratization' in Cameroon ; 7. Language and contention - violence and participation in contemporary African politics ; 8. Conclusion
"How do governments in Africa make decisions about language? What does language have to do with state-building, and what impact might it have on democracy? This manuscript provides a longue durexplanation for policies toward language in Africa, taking the reader through colonial, independence, and contemporary periods. It explains the growing trend toward the use of multiple languages in education as result of new opportunities and incentives. The opportunities incorporate ideational relationships with former colonizers as well as the work of language NGOs on the ground. The incentives relate to the current requirements of democratic institutions, and the strategies leaders devise to win elections within these constraints. By contrasting the environment faced by African leaders with that faced by European state-builders, it explains the weakness of education and limited spread of standard languages on the continent. The work combines constructivist understanding about changing preferences with realist insights about the strategies leaders employ to maintain power"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Classification:heid 400(6) ge-heid 400(6) HEIA 103774 cdu-sys-geuieg 960 cdu-geuieg 960 ALB Identifiant:
9781107042087 (hardback) (ISBN); http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb444007955 (URN) No RERO: