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Local languages: good for the informal marketplace but not for the formal classroom?
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
The maxim that ‘Languages develop through use, particularly in high domains such as education and the courts’ was propagated by Neville Alexander. He was committed to ‘intellectualising African languages’. In the spirit ...
Changing conceptions of literacies, language and development: Implications for the provision of adult basic education in South Africa
(Centre for Bilingual Research, Stockholm University, 2009)
This study aims to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on the circumstances under which adult education, in particular adult basic education, can support and occasionally initiate participatory development, social ...
Unlocking the grid: Language-in-education policy realisation in post-apartheid South Africa
This paper reflects on the state of educational language policy two decades into a postApartheid South Africa caught between official multilingualism and English. The focus is on the national language-in-education policy ...
Testing the waters: Exploring the teaching of genres in a Cape flats primary school in South Africa
Twenty years after democracy, the legacy of apartheid and hitherto unmet challenges of resourcing and teacher development are reflected in a severely inequitable and underperforming education system. This paper focuses ...