[lg policy] Are African languages given priority in South African schools? 29 January 2019 11:17 AM Share this: Are African languages given priority in South African schools? A caller on the Eusebius McKaiser Show, Donald says they are not. I went to my child's Grade 3 parents meeting where they told us about the different ways they assess the children. When I asked about whether they also do a Setswana assessment, they said Tswana is not really important and it is a favour that the school gives to the children. — Donald, caller He says he questioned why the school doesn't give African languages priority and was not satisfied by the answer the school gave him. READ: ConCourt upholds UFS decision to switch language policy to English He says the state has never had a grip on prioritising African languages. Toye also called in saying he doesn't blame the government, as each school has a language policy. Part of a language policy allows parents to introduce their thoughts and views. Has he c

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 11:26:13 EST 2019


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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~haroldfs/

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