Parental perceptions : a case study of school choice amidst language waves

Show simple item record Evans, Rinelle Cleghorn, Ailie 2014-07-08T11:35:53Z 2014-07-08T11:35:53Z 2014
dc.description.abstract In this article we report and reflect on the responses to a questionnaire survey administered to 600 parents/caregivers, whose Foundation Phase children attend a former Afrikaans-medium primary school where English is now the sole medium of instruction, although English is not spoken as home language by either teachers or learners. We explored reasons why parents chose this particular school, especially in the light of available alternatives as well as their views of mother tongue/English instruction. At present, many parents favour an approach that also nurtures the home language, even while support for an English-only approach is strong. It may be that well-established research findings on the pedagogical and social benefits of maintaining home/local languages are being heard, at least among younger and better educated parents. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The University of Pretoria and the National Research Foundation (South Africa). en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Evans, R & Cleghorn, A 2014, 'Parental perceptions : a case study of school choice amidst language waves', South African Journal of Education, vol. 34, no. 2, art. 819, pp. 1-19. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher EASA en_US
dc.rights © 2013 EASA en_US
dc.subject Foundation Phase classrooms en_US
dc.subject Language of instruction en_US
dc.subject Language shift en_US
dc.subject Multilingualism en_US
dc.subject School choice en_US
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_US
dc.title Parental perceptions : a case study of school choice amidst language waves en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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