Arts Literature & Linguistics

Arts Literature & Linguistics

Challenges of Language Planning and Education in Multilingual Societies

Pages: 14  ,  Volume: 7  ,  Issue: 1 , June   2018
Received: 03 Jul 2018  ,  Published: 06 July 2018
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Authors

# Author Name
1 Simon Timothy
2 Maikudi Garson Molta

Abstract

ABSTRACT

 

The aimandobjectivesofthisresearchistoidentify the implications for implementingthenationalpolicy on Educationinmultilingualcountrieswithspecial reference tothe Nigeriansituations.Theoriesof multilingualismandlanguageplanning were discussed. Five research questionswere formulated toguidethe study.DuetothelinguisticpluralityofNigeria,theNationalPolicyonEducation(NPE,2004)assigneddifferent functiontothemany languagesinthenation’seducation.Theoutcomeofthisisthatmorethanonelanguageis usedbothintheclassroom andthecourseofachild’seducationespecially intheprimaryand lower secondary schools. This paperexamined thecurrent practice ofmultilingualeducation in Nigerian primary and lower secondary schools and thechallengesencounteredby teachersin the implementation of theNPE.Questionnaireswereadministeredto answerresearch questions onthefollowingvariables –students’ attitude,parentalfactorsandlack ofmaterials.

Key words: Multilingualism, Language, Education, National Policy, 

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