[lg policy] dissertation: Policy processes in relation to language in Tanzania: examining shifts in policy

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Policy processes in relation to language in Tanzania: examining shifts in policy

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Title: 	Policy processes in relation to language in Tanzania:
examining shifts in policy
Author(s): 	Biswalo, Tage A.
Director of Research: 	Darder, Antonia
Doctoral Committee Chair(s): 	Darder, Antonia
Doctoral Committee Member(s): 	Rizvi, Fazal; Peters, Michael A.; Ngonyani, Deo
Department / Program: 	Educational Policy Studies
Graduate Major: 	Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution: 	University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: 	Ph.D.
Genre: 	Dissertation
Subject(s): 	Education GLobalization Tanzania Developing countries
Language policy Politics of Language Development

Abstract: 	The politics of globalization have played a significant
role in shaping the current state of education around the world. One
of the most important elements of the new global agenda involves the
politics of language. In the case of the African continent and other
developing nations worldwide, language policy has become one of the
most contested factors linked to achieving the ‘global imperative.’
Language is particularly vital because of its purported necessity in
the design of developmental initiatives leading to economic recovery.
In other words, the question of language has become synonymous with
the politics of modernity and progress in most developing nations.
Although language is sometimes overlooked, and some may very well
argue insignificant, language use within a particular nation is now
perhaps the single most important factor in determining its
opportunities to access external economic aid from donor institutions
and industrialized countries of the West. Given this premise, this
study examines language policy and the important role it plays within
the classroom, as well as across the educational system. This research
specifically examines education policies related to language in the
education system of the East African nation of Tanzania.

Issue Date: 	2011-01-14
URI: 	http://hdl.handle.net/2142/18369
Rights Information: 	Copyright 2010 Tage Biswalo
Date Available in IDEALS: 	2011-01-14
Date Deposited: 	December 2

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