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Literacy and Linguistic Diversity in a Global Perspective : an Intercultural Exchange with African Countries / edited by Neville Alexander and Brigitta Busch.

Contributor(s): Alexander, Neville | Busch, Brigitta, 1955- | European Centre for Modern Languages.
Series: Les langues pour la cohésion sociale ; Languages for social cohesion. Publisher: Strasbourg : Council of Europe Publishing ; European Centre for Modern Languages, 2007Description: 100 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9287161410 (pbk); 9789287161413 (pbk).Subject(s): Multilingualism -- Africa | African languages -- Study and teaching | Language and education -- Africa | Multilingualism -- Europe | Language and languages -- Variation | Literacy -- AfricaOnline resources: Publisher's Website. | ECML Publications.
Contents:
Foreword / Monika Goodenough-Hofmann
Preface / Adama Samassékou
Introduction / Neville Alexander and Brigitta Busch
Linguistic diversity in Africa in a global perspective / Neville Alexander
Language and literacy issues in Africa / Ayo Bamgbose
OSAD's experience in the publishing of books in national languages / Arame Fal
Raising citizen awareness in the learning of African languages: approach and experience of the AfricAvenir Foundation in Cameroon / Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III
Putting little books into little hands in the Year of African Languages: Stories across Africa project initiative / Carole Bloch
Training for early literacy learning: web-based resources for teacher training in multilingual contexts / Viv Edwards
Materials development for linguistic diversity and intercultural learning / Brigitta Busch
Postscript / Brigitta Busch
Multilingual societies, plurilingual education. Some supplementary thought / Daniel Coste
Notes about the authors
Summary: "This publication reflects the outcomes of a project which brought together experts and practitioners in the field of linguistic diversity and literacy from European and African countries with a view to opening a dialogue, to taking a comparative perspective and defining possible areas of mutually enriching co-operation and exchange. The question of promoting low-status and non-dominant languages in education is the core concern of contributions in this volume which also encompasses topics such as language awareness, stimulating and encouraging a reading culture in low-status languages and developing criteria for teaching and learning materials that respect linguistic diversity and promote multilingualism. Examples of good practice in valuing African languages include an awareness raising campaign in Cameroon, NGO activities promoting literary production in Senegalese languages, the Stories Across Africa Project (StAAf) as well as initiatives of North-South cooperation in the fields of teacher training and materials development.This publication was conceptualised as a contribution to the African Union's Year of African Languages 2006/07." (Book Cover)
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Foreword /
Monika Goodenough-Hofmann

Preface / Adama Samassékou

Introduction / Neville Alexander and Brigitta Busch

Linguistic diversity in Africa in a global perspective / Neville Alexander

Language and literacy issues in Africa / Ayo Bamgbose

OSAD's experience in the publishing of books in national languages / Arame Fal

Raising citizen awareness in the learning of African languages: approach and experience of the AfricAvenir Foundation in Cameroon / Prince Kum'a Ndumbe III

Putting little books into little hands in the Year of African Languages: Stories across Africa project initiative / Carole Bloch

Training for early literacy learning: web-based resources for teacher training in multilingual contexts / Viv Edwards

Materials development for linguistic diversity and intercultural learning / Brigitta Busch

Postscript / Brigitta Busch

Multilingual societies, plurilingual education. Some supplementary thought / Daniel Coste

Notes about the authors

"This publication reflects the outcomes of a project which brought together experts and practitioners in the field of linguistic diversity and literacy from European and African countries with a view to opening a dialogue, to taking a comparative perspective and defining possible areas of mutually enriching co-operation and exchange. The question of promoting low-status and non-dominant languages in education is the core concern of contributions in this volume which also encompasses topics such as language awareness, stimulating and encouraging a reading culture in low-status languages and developing criteria for teaching and learning materials that respect linguistic diversity and promote multilingualism. Examples of good practice in valuing African languages include an awareness raising campaign in Cameroon, NGO activities promoting literary production in Senegalese languages, the Stories Across Africa Project (StAAf) as well as initiatives of North-South cooperation in the fields of teacher training and materials development.This publication was conceptualised as a contribution to the African Union's Year of African Languages 2006/07." (Book Cover)

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