Raising literacy levels in Mozambique: The challenges of bilingualeducation in a multilingual post-colonial society

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Mataruca, Carlos Quenesse. 2014. Raising literacy levels in Mozambique: The challenges of bilingualeducation in a multilingual post-colonial society. Doctorate other than PhD Doctor of Education. University of Southern Queensland.
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Raising literacy levels in Mozambique: The challenges of bilingualeducation in a multilingual post-colonial society

TypeDoctorate other than PhD
Authors
AuthorMataruca, Carlos Quenesse
SupervisorO'Neill, Professor Shirley
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Education
Number of Pages307
Year2014
Abstract

A phenomenon that has been debated, for many years, by many education and language experts in Africa, and worldwide, is the continued use of language models which cannot offer students meaningful access to quality education. The present study was conducted among students, parents and teachers in two selected rural bilingual primary schools in central Mozambique. Through ethnographic interviews, the study explores the views of students, parents and teachers concerning language education as a means of developing attitudes, values and social capabilities that a child must acquire in order to be functional in the community. Using a bottom-up approach, the study aimed to come up with a proposed model of bilingual education for post-colonial Mozambique, taking into consideration the views and perceptions of students, parents and teachers and best bilingual education practices worldwide. The qualitative data, collected from the interviews, were separated by themes, which in turn were refined into broader categories, leading to systematic generalizations. Debriefing was fundamental for this study and it was used, with key participants, to check and evaluate the quality of data collected and researcher’s analyses and interpretations.

The findings of the present study are presented and discussed under two major themes: Views of students, parents and teachers, and the challenges of bilingual education: views from the field.

Keywordslanguage, models, Africa, Mozambique, teachers, students, education, bilingual, primary,
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020479999. Other language, communication and culture not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
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