Language in education and society in Nigeria

a comparative bibliography and research guide
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International Center for Research on Bilingualism , Quebec
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StatementC. M. B. Brann.
SeriesPublication - International Center for Research on Bilingualism ; B-52
LC ClassificationsLB1580.N6 B72
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL4927459M
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Language in education and society in Nigeria: a comparative bibliography and research guide. [Conrad Max Benedict Brann] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Max Benedict Brann. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: This book chapter examines the teaching and learning of English language in a multilingual environment like Nigeria.

languages. Nigeria is a multilingual and multicultural society. It is therefore inevitable that the multicultural nature of Nigerian education system will continue to grow in size and diversity. In Nigeria today, English is not only the medium of instruction in the educational system, but has become a common lingua franca.

Nigeria itself is a culturally plural and linguisticallyFile Size: KB. The author understands Nigeria as “a heterogeneous society populated by various ethnic groups, languages, culture, tradition and different ways of life and religious beliefs.” According to Mrs.

Ogbuanoh, “There are some Nigerian languages, of. One can therefore, see education as a strong instrument of development in all ramifications of human life, including language.

Formal language education was introduced in Nigeria in the nineteenth century by the Christian Missionaries. The missionaries therefore, determined the nature of language education for the.

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A critical review of the research literature developed and articulated by various scholars, both Nigerian and foreign, to deal with linguistic diversity and language policy issues in the Nigerian context will aid in the development of a conceptual framework for the study.

An underlying concern of this study will be the policy implications of the demonstrated linkage between primarily English-only programs for students. The question of which language to best instruct children in during their formal education is a long-standing debate in Nigeria, and across Africa.

Research carried out in African and non-African contexts has clearly shown that children learn best in a language they understand and speak fluently. is a platform for academics to share research papers. Although the policy on education in the nation recognizes three major languages (Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba) as the national languages and languages of instruction in each specific language environment during the first three years of elementary education, implementing this policy has floundered due to the hegemonic nature of the English language that has already gained prominence as a second or foreign language.

Changes in education take place due to the impact of social changes. Changes in content and methods of education become a necessity for education to be relevant and effective.

When changes occur in needs of the society. Technology and values of society, education also undergoes changes. Society has various needs and these need are subject to.

Language and Culture in Nigeria contains 97 papers from a wide range of areas in Language and Linguistics written by colleagues, friends and former students of Professor Okon Essien.

The collection fulfills a gap in the quest for a documented piece of work on the general pattern and structure of Nigerian names and is an invaluable material for comparative purposes. Various studies on the National Policy on Education (NPE) have concentrated on the cognitive value of pedagogy and learning of the language aspect but few have viewed its importance on the togetherness of the nation - Nigeria.

This paper deals with how the language policy can influence and ensure the co-existence of Nigeria in achieving self- actualisation, national unity, social, cultural, economic, and.

In ancient and pre-colonial times, the area of present-day Nigeria was occupied by a great diversity of ethnic groups with very different languages and traditions. British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century.

In Nigeria, language policy on education dates back to the colonial era when in the British Advisory Committee on native education in tropical Africa recommended that indigenous languages should serve as medium of instruction in the lower years of primary education (Musa R.J., ). Language policy on education.

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It is hard to imagine the modern world without the English language. It is in the top three of the most spoken languages in the world. English has become the lingua franca of travel, business, and international communications.

In fact, Nigeria is ranked 4th among countries with the highest population of English speakers. This type of education made African society tech nologically bac kward, without a literary language, and in most cases with a low level of scien tific knowledge (Datta,pp. Nigeria: Education, History, Language, & Culture.

Chinua Achebe, Society of Nigerian Artists (Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria) Founded in As of earlythere are 58 e-books in Hausa from Nigeria -and- 28 from Niger. Boston University. Language issues are often complex and controversial, particularly for many African countries where multiple languages are spoken.

This book explores the trends, challenges, and opportunities of publishing in African languages from national, regional, and international perspectives.

Raymond Hickey Language and Society Page 2 of 37 The study of language and society – sociolinguistics – can be dated to about the middle of the twentieth century. Before that there were authors who commented on how language use was influenced or indeed guided by socially relevant factors, such as class, profession, age or g: Nigeria.

In Nigeria, English is the official language. It is widely used for education, business transactions and for official purposes. English as a first language, however, remains an exclusive preserve of a small minority of the country's urban elite, and is not spoken at all in some rural.

Education in Nigeria is overseen by the Federal Ministry of local authorities take responsibility for implementing state-controlled policy regarding public education and state schools.

The education system is divided into Kindergarten, Primary education, Secondary education and Tertiary education. Nigeria's central government has been dominated by instability since declaring.

Education will continue to be highly rated in the national development plans, because education is the most important instrument of change as a fundamental change in the intellectual and social outlook of any society has to be preceded by an educational revolution.(6).

Western-style education came to Nigeria with the. missionaries in the mid-nineteenth century. Although the first mission school was founded in by Methodists, it was the Anglican Church Missionary Society that pushed forward in the early s to found a chain of missions and schools, followed quickly in the late s by the Roman Catholics.

Specifically, it critically analyses how language issues are politically motivated in educational, political and social life of the nation in pre- and post-colonial administration.

This paper scrutinizes the current response from society on the language issues as it moves toward global democratization of the language situation in Nigeria. system of Nigeria was inherited from colonialism with insignificant modification. Curriculum is the foundation document of any system of education.

The curriculum streamlines the values and culture of that society. But in Nigeria, as Azenabor () observes, the curricular. Language Culture And Society is very influencing topic now a days. We need to understand it. Have you ever thought about what language is.

One man says the other listens and understands it. You are reading a book, newspaper, magazine, and also understand what is written. The above quoted policy statement on education forms the plank for the popular demand for education in Nigeria. The growing awareness on the part of citizens about the value and importance of education adds to the quest for provision of educational opportunity in the.

Lextorah School of Languages is a language school dedicated to offering rigorous language education for all ages and levels of students in Nigeria. 5 Alliance Francaise.Herbert Macaulay Way, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos State.More info.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with over million residents. The country is also home to more than languages, but there are many more languages which are yet to be classified. These languages can be classified into two main language families: the Afro-Asiatic language family and the Niger-Congo language family.

This research outlines how language of instruction policy and practice impact on student learning outcomes in Nigeria. Drawing on the experience of academics, policymakers and programme implementers across the country, the report is the first part of an ongoing joint research project by the British Council, in partnership with UNICEF.

and preparing its members well to keep the society going. To do this, it expresses its culture and teaches it. In this way, transmitting culture becomes education itself, as education is not possible without a living culture and society Education transmits culture in a number of ways, for example; 1.

Teaching languages for education that is, tools for communication e.g. Kiswahili. Girls’ education is a longstanding priority for the WBG, as evidenced by the Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education for Girls, Adolescent Girls, and Women in Developing Countries, signed by the World Bank in with a commitment of contributing USD$2 billion in 5 years.

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As of Maythe Bank has reached USD$ billion.There are over native languages spoken in Nigeria. The official language of Nigeria is English, the former language of colonial British reported inNigerian English and Nigerian Pidgin were spoken as a second language by 60 million people in Nigeria.

Communication in the English language is much more popular in the country's urban communities than it is in the rural areas.