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Home language and education in the developing world

  title={Home language and education in the developing world},
  author={Jeroen Smits and A.H.M. Huisman and K. Kruijff},
In this report the relationship between the language spoken at home and educational attendance and attainment is studied for 26 developing countries from all regions of the developing world. For these 26 countries, we have constructed country profiles that show the percentages of the population belonging to the major linguistic groups and the variation in adult educational attainment and children’s educational attendance among the these groups. The profiles reveal for most of the countries… 

School characteristics, socio-economic status and culture as determinants of primary school enrolment in India

We test hypotheses on the role of socio-economic and cultural factors and of characteristics of the educational infrastructure on primary school enrolment using data for 70,000 children living in 439

Mother Tongue Based Language Education in Philippines And Cambodia: A Comparative Study

The implementation of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education addresses numerous educational issues in the Philippines and Cambodia by recognizing a child's mother tongue, culture, and context as

Parent's Attitude towards Schooling and Education of Children

The present study was aimed at assessing attitude of parents towards the education and schooling of their children. The study analyzed the data from 145 parents, who had one or more than one school

Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Mother Tongue-Based Education on Reading Skills and Early Labour Market Outcomes

The results indicate that the reading skills of birth cohorts that gained access to mother tongue-based primary education after 1994 improved significantly and seem to translate into gains in the labour market in terms of the skill contents of jobs held and the type of payment individuals receive for their work.


Language in education plays a vital role in the successful teaching-learning process. The students' dialect enables them to express themselves easily with no fear of making mistakes. In the

Effects of Language of Instruction on Learning of Literacy Skills Among Pre-primary School Children from Low-income Urban Communities in Kenya

This study investigates the relationship between the language of instruction and learning of literacy skills among pre-primary school children in a multilingual environment. The sample consists of

Language Education Policies and Inequality in Africa: Cross-National Empirical Evidence

  • G. Coyne
  • Education
    Comparative Education Review
  • 2015
This article examines the relationship between inequality and education through the lens of colonial language education policies in African primary and secondary school curricula. The languages of

Effectiveness of bilingual education in Cambodia: a longitudinal comparative case study of ethnic minority children in bilingual and monolingual schools

There is little research in the developing countries of South East Asia on the effectiveness of bilingual education programmes that use first language instruction for ethnic minority children. This

Language representation in the Ghanaian lower primary classroom and its implications: the case of selected schools in the Central and Western Regions of Ghana

ABSTRACT Ghana’s language-in-education policy, which mandates the use of L1 as medium of instruction at the lower primary classroom, is not strictly adhered to in majority of Ghanaian classrooms. One

The Role of language in Education: An Analytical Review of Pakistan’s Education Policy 2009

The focus of this discussion is the latest language policy in Pakistan, suggested in 2009. The theme of “divide and rule” has been an essential part of language policy in Pakistan through the



The effect of household wealth on educational attainment: evidence from 35 countries.

The authors use household survey data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) from 44 surveys (in 35 countries) to document different patterns in the enrollment and attainment of children from

Variation in the Relationship Between Non school Factors and Student Achievement on International Assessments.

This Statistics in Brief uses NCES data to describe differences in nonschool factors that are related to student achievement. The data are from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)

The role of languages of minority groups for literacy and education in Africa.

For decades in many African countries, pragmatism and politics have dictated that the choice of language for literacy and primary education should be the colonial languages—French, English or

Policy and experiment in mother tongue literacy in Nigeria

The advocacy for initial mother tongue literacy in elementary schools and in adult education has been intensified within the past three decades, reflecting new attitudes to cultural diversity,

Educational Achievement, Language-Minority Students, and the New Second Generation

The increase in immigration since 1965 has given rise to a record number of children who are raised in immigrant families. About one in every five individuals under 18 is either an immigrant or has

Real and Potential Benefits of Bilingual Programmes in Developing Countries

This paper argues that bilingual education in developing countries represents an encouraging facet of efforts to improve primary schooling both quantitatively in terms of participation and

Education and Stratification in Developing Countries: A Review of Theories and Research

▪ Abstract This review examines research on education and inequality in developing regions. In tracing the progress of this field of inquiry, it focuses on empirical studies of educational inequality

Ethnicity, Language, and Economic Well-Being in Rural Guatemala

The authors examine ethnic differences in objective and perceived economic well-being in rural Guatemala. The evidence shows that long-standing ethnic differentials in objective indicators of

The Language Policy of Education inGhana: A Critical Look at the English-Only Language Policy of Education

The language of education in multilingual societies has always been a matter of concern to educators and educational planners. As Ouadraogo (2000, p. 89) has pointed out “Education and language