Report of task force on language policy in Madagascar

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon May 1 13:34:52 UTC 2006

MADAGASCAR Rapport du Task Force

Oyvind Dahl; Marie Ange Andriamanantenasoa; Irne Rabenoro; Malalatiana
RafamAndrianjafy; Roselyne Rahanivoson; Suzy Rajaonarivo

In collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Madagascar, the
National Ministry of Education and Scientific Research in Madagascar
(MENRS) appointed and convened a Task Force in October 2005. The Task
Force here presents a report from the survey lasting from 17 to 28
October, mostly in Antananarivo, to prepare a larger study on a
Redefinition of the policy of linguistics of the educational system of
Madagascar with special focus on the primary school. The Task Force worked
in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and visited some
primary schools in Antananarivo and in the Toamasina province. A
substantial amount of work was put into the elaboration of a new Draft for
Terms of Reference (ToR) for the future work to redefine the policy of
linguistics of the educational system. The ToR constitutes Annexe 3 in
this report. The Task Force also made a preliminary collection on
important concepts, documents, and institutions related to policy of
linguistics included in this report. In addition the report presents some
impressions from the visits in the schools. Finally, the report presents
propositions for further collaboration between professional institutions
in Madagascar and Norway.

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