"Introducing Wolof in Senegalese schools : A case study"
This chapter is an account of a pilot education project
lasting four years, during which a Senegalese national
language (Wolof) was introduced into a primary school
in a village in Senegal. The study’s primary aim was to
analyse how the villager farmers, who mostly speak
Saafi-Saafi, view the use of Wolof as the medium of
instruction. Another goal was to find out how teachers
perceived this new way of teaching.
This chapter gives a double analysis of the pilot, showing
that language diversity may, at the same time, be a key
to success for the introduction of national languages
into school but also act as a brake on that success due
to the lack of inclusion of certain languages, which raises
the issue of otherness, i.e. taking into account the other
languages present in a given geographical area.
Auteur(s) : Ndione Augustin
Pages : 97 - 106
Année de publication : 2021
Revue : Language and the Sustainable Development Goals
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : NDIONE Augustin