2022
DOI: 10.5871/jba/010s4.097
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Abstract: The latest language in education policy in Zambia is to use a �familiar� language in the initial stages of education before transitioning into a regional and later foreign language medium. Investigating the use of a familiar language�Namwanga�in Northern Zambia, in the context of a regional language�Bemba�the article shows that learning of literacy in the regional language is better supported by classrooms that allow free use of the �home� language or mother tongue. Results from a reading and comprehension tas… Show more

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“…Moreover, these language policies have implications for social justice issues and access to power. Kula and Mwansa (2022) focus on education in Zambia. This country's language policy is ostensibly more inclusive, as it allows for the use of a 'familiar language' in the first four years of education.…”
Section: 'Breaking the Bones: Rethinking Multilingualism'mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Moreover, these language policies have implications for social justice issues and access to power. Kula and Mwansa (2022) focus on education in Zambia. This country's language policy is ostensibly more inclusive, as it allows for the use of a 'familiar language' in the first four years of education.…”
Section: 'Breaking the Bones: Rethinking Multilingualism'mentioning
confidence: 99%