Bridging the Gap: The Development of Appropriate Educational Strategies for Minority Language Communities in the Philippines

Date:
2005
Part Of Series:
Current Issues in Language Planning, Vol. 6, No. 2
Extent:
pages 182-199
Abstract:
Within the Philippines, language-in-education planning reflects issues associated with the needs of a culturally and linguistically diverse nation. This paper examines language policy and planning at national level as it relates to elementary education for ethnolinguistic minorities. It includes a case study of one innovative community based approach being implemented by a northern Philippines language community to provide multilingual education using the first language of the learners as a foundation for quality language education in the national and international prescribed languages of instruction in the Philippines.
Description:
This article also appeared in Language Planning and Policy: Issues in Language Planning and Literacy, Anthony J. Liddicoat, ed. Multilingual Matters, Clevedon, UK, 2007, pp 236-251.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Philippines
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Work Type:
Subject:
Philippines
MLE practice
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Entry Number:
50027