Education Research and Policy Analysis


The Working Group on Education Research and Policy Analysis no longer exists. It was created in 1989 and dissolved in 2000.

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Languages of Instruction
Policy Implications for Education in Africa

ADEA Working Group on Educational Research and Policy Analysis. IDRC (International Development Research Center) 1997.Bilingual publication (French/English).
This publication can be consulted or ordered at http://www.adeanet.org/publications/www.idrc.org

This is the result of a study exploring the use of African languages in education and the policy experience of six African countries: Botswana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. The study was conducted by three African academics in preparation of the Pan-African Conference on Issues and Perspectives of the Use of African Languages in Education held in Accra, Ghana, August 26 to 30, 1996. Problems experienced in the implementation of programs dealing with languages of instruction as well as lessons learned are summarized in the final chapter.

The Status of Educational Research and Policy Analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa
by Katherine Namuddu and J.M. Sibry Tapsoba.
International Development Research Centre, 1993.