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Does Language Policy Affect The Choice Of The Language Of Instruction In Our Schools? An Exploratory Study of New Juaben Municipality

Abstract

Considering the controversy over the language of instruction in Ghanaian schools, this study attempts to describe the linguistic situation in some classrooms in the New Juabeng Municipality of the Eastern Region and thus contribute to the language policy discourse in Ghana. Using the purposive sampling technique, thirteen schools were selected from the municipality, and the language of instruction in the kindergarten and lower primary classrooms of these schools was observed. Interviews were also employed to ascertain the attitude of teachers towards the language of instruction; the awareness of teachers about Ghana’s language policy.

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