Education Essay

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ELO 6. Discuss curriculum documents related to Language Education Introduction In this unit you are going to study curriculum documents related to Language Education. Upon completion of this unit you should be able to:    paraphrase the language policy for schools with specific reference to medium of instruction, languages as subjects, phase implementation per phase as well as for students with disabilities; discuss academic opinions on the successes and challenges in educational language policy application in Namibia; compare current and alternative policy options critically.

6.1 Paraphrase the language policy for schools with specific reference to the medium of instruction, languages as subjects, phase implementation per phase as
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LANGUAGE POLICY FOR SCHOOLS IN NAMIBIA 1992 – 1996 AND BEYOND

1991 was a transition year, in which the principal change was the adoption of English as the medium of instruction in Grade 8. Beginning in 1993, the home language, a local language, or English will be the medium of instruction in Grades 1 – 3, with English as a subject. Ideally, all children should study two languages as subjects from Grade 1 onwards, one of which must be English. English will be the medium of instruction for all promotional subjects in Grades 4 – 7, except a language. Its introduction will be phased: mathematics beginning in 1993, science in 1994, and social studies in 1995. During this period, all other subjects, including the home or other language may, with permission from the Regional Office, be taught in a language other than English. Primary schools may teach foreign languages. English will be the medium of instruction for all subjects at Secondary School level, Vocational-Technical Institutions and Teacher Training Colleges, as well as at Tertiary level. This, too, will be a phased introduction, having begun in Grade 8 in 1991, and reaching Grade 12 in 1995. From 1995 all secondary grades will be taught through the medium of English. National languages will continue to be taught as subjects throughout the school system. The above are minimum requirements for the terminal objective of phasing in English as a medium

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