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Making Multilingual Education a Reality for All

Operationalising Good Intentions

3rd International ADALEST Conference and 5th National Language Symposium

to be held at Sun'n'Sand Holiday Resort, Mangochi
30 August to 03 September 2004

Provisional PROGRAMME


Monday 30 August
08.00 - 08.45 Registration
08.45 - 09.00 Participants assemble in the symposium hall
09.00 - 10.45 Guest of Honor (N.N.) arrives
· Welcome remarks by the Director of the Centre for Language Studies
· Remarks by the Secretary for Education
· Guest of Honour (N.N.) opens the symposium
· Group photograph
10:30 - 11:00 Refreshments
11.30 - 12.30
Keynote Address 1:
Chair: Prof. Al MTENJE

Vinesh Y. HOOKOOMSING, Head of LASU, University of Mauritius:
The Ancestral Tongue, the Home and the World Language: Promoting Education and Diversity Through Social Consensus
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.30 Preparing the ground
Aletta VAN HUYSSTEEN, University of the Western Cape:
Policy-making and Policy Implementation at Different Levels

Kyangubabi CHIIKA-MIYENGO MUYEEBA:
Challenges of Making and Implementing Policy in the Multilingual State of Zambia
14.30 - 15.00 Sandra BARASA, Western University of Science and Technology, Kenya:
Multilingualism or Multiculturalism? Cognitive Multilingualism in African Education Systems
Johannes SEEMA, North West University:
Multilingual Education: A Possibility in South Africa
Me Maria Manyane
Prof Jonathan Jansen
Prof Hermann Giliomee
15.00 - 15.30 Egara KABAJI, Western University of Science and Technology, Kenya:
The Challenge of Provision of Multilingual Education in Kenya
Thapelo SELEPE; F.D.G. DLAVANE, North West University:
Policy-making and Policy Implementation: Perspectives on South African Education
15.30 - 16.00 Refreshments
16.00 - 16.30 Charles ALOBWEDE, University of Yaoundé:
Cameroon's Academic Policy: A Cause for Concern
Michel LAFON, IFAS:
Bilingual education in Mozambique: Position and Challenges
16:30 - 18:00 Plenary
Moderator: Dr J. F. PFAFFE

Summary of the day


Tuesday 31 August
08.00 - 09.15
Keynote Address 2.1:

Ayo BAMGBOSE, University of Ibadan:
Sauce for the Goose, Sauce for the Gander: Why an African child Should be Taught in an African Language
09.15 - 10.30
Keynote Address 2.2:

Karsten LEGÈRE, University of Göteborg:
"Simu ya mkononi" and "ifungandedzi". Modern Achievements and Traditional Knowledge in Selected Languages

10.30 - 11.00 Refreshments
11.00 - 11.30 Convincing the (yet) unconvinced
Eddie WILLIAMS, University of Wales:
The Effect of the Vehicular Language on Classroom Participation in Malawi
(video-based presentation)
Petronilla Mbatha MATHOOKO, Kenyatta University:
Convincing the (yet) Unconvinced through Attitude Planning: Focus on African Languages
11.30 - 12.00 Abebe G/TSADIK, Addis Ababa University:
Implementation of the Ethiopian Educational Policy with Respect to the Use of Vernaculars in Primary Schools
12.30-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-14.30 Benson Oduor OJWANG', Maseno University:
Linguistic Strategies of Expressing Technical Concepts in Dholuo
Catherine GRIEFENOW-MEWIS, Berlin:
How To Turn Oral African Languages Into Written Languages? The Somali and Oromo Experience
14.30-15.00 Zola WABABA, PRAESA, University of Cape Town:
Teaching Natural Science in isiXhosa
Kathleen HEUGH, PRAESA, University of Cape Town:
Is Multilingual Education Really More Expensive?
15.00-15.30 Zangaphee CHIMOMBO:
A Strategy for the Aggrandizement of Nyanja Scientific Vocabulary
K. Inyani SIMALA, Maseno University:
Multilingualism, Education For All in Africa, and the Jomtien Vision
15.30-16.00 Refreshments
16.00-18.00 Plenary
Moderator: Dr J. F. PFAFFE
Summary of the day


Wednesday 01 September
08.00-09.15
Keynote Address 3.1:

Francis MOTO, University of Malawi:
Limiting Linguistic Freedom: The Case of the Malawian Child

09.15 - 10.30
Keynote Address 3.2:

Okoth OKOMBO, Nairobi University:
Patterns of Bilingualism and Language Education Policies in Africa: How suitable are they for our Regional Integration and Economic Partnership Agreements?

10.30 - 11.00 Refreshments
11.00-11.30 Getting support
P. M. MATU, Maseno University:
The "Political Will" in the Realization of Multilingual Education in Africa
Emily Atieno OGUTU and Joyce Imali WANGIA, Kenyatta University:
Multilingual Instruction and Instructional Materials: The Case of Selected Rural Primary Schools in Kenya
11.30-12.00 Bob MBORI, WUCST, Kenya:
Language for Reconciliation in Conflict Zones: The Rwandan Case
Pamela I. LIGAMI, WUCST, Kenya:
The Teaching of African Languages at University Level
12.00-12.30 Dan OWINO, Maseno University:
Dialect Standardization and Literacy Promotion: The Case of the Kalenjin Language of Kenya
12.30-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-14.30 Herbert GASSNER, Austria:
The Enlargement of the European Union: New Challenges for Lesser Used Languages and Educational Systems
Francis K. SAMPA, Zambia:
Improving Access and Quality Education in the Implementation of the Literacy Courses from Grades 1-7 (Primary Reading Program) in Zambia
14.30-15.00 Gertrude WAMAE, Kenyatta University:
The Development of Sign Language in Africa and How it can be Used in Education: The Case of Kenyan Sign Language
15.30-16.00 Refreshments
16.00-18.00 Plenary
Moderator: Dr J. F. PFAFFE
Summary of the day


Thursday 02 September
08.00-09.15
Keynote Address 4.1:

Ekkehard WOLFF, Leipzig University:
Title still to be submitted

09.15-10.30
Keynote Address 4.2:

Vic WEBB (participation depending on funding), University of Pretoria:
Title still to be submitted

10.30-11.00 Refreshments
11.00-11.30 Putting planning into practice
Davie O. P. KAAMBANKADZANJA, MIE:
Sharing Experiences of the Malawi Primary Curriculum and Assessment Reform (PCAR)
Elke TIEDE, GTZ-BEP, Malawi:
Piloting of Multilingual Education in Selected Malawian Primary Schools

A Demonstration Lesson with Discussion
11.30-12.00 Felix BANDA, University of the Western Cape:
Multilingualism and its Implications for Transformation in South African Education and Society: Promoting Positive Difference and Closing the Gap between Theory and Practice
12.00-12.30 M. Munene MWANIKI, University of the Free State:
Best Practices for Multilingual Language Policy Implementation: Lessons from the Free State Local Government Sphere
12.30-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-14.30 Elsa MEINZER, GTZ Uganda:
Offering a Second Chance: An Approach to Literacy in Non-Formal Basic Education
Hartford MCHAZIME, MIE:
Students' Performance Through the Use of Different Mediums of Instruction in Malawi
14.30-15.00 Gibson ZEMBENI, Malawi Institute of Education:
Successful Strategies for Enhancing and Encouraging Literacy: TALULAR
15.00-15.30 H. G. CHILORA, Malawi Institute of Education:
Developing Initial Literacy Through the Mother Tongue
Susan NYAGA; Cyrus MURAGE:
Promoting Mother-tongue Education among Minority Language Groups in Kenya
15.30-16.00 Refreshments
16.00-18.00 Plenary
Moderator: Dr J. F. PFAFFE
Summary of the day


Friday 03 September
Plenary Session

Official founding of ADALEST and conclusion of the conference
Chair: Prof. Al MTENJE

09.00-09.30 Official act of founding ADALEST
09.30-10.30 Brainstorming on future constitution: membership, objectives, activities, mandates, organs, fees, responsibilities, meetings, venues
(to be used as a basis for drafting the constitution)
10.30-11.00 Refreshments
11.00-12.00 Brainstorming (continued)
12.00-12.30 Dan OWINO, Maseno University:
Dialect Standardization and Literacy Promotion: The Case of the Kalenjin Language of Kenya
12.30-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-14.45 Election of office bearers, who will also be tasked with drafting the constitution
14.45-15.30 Conference resolutions
15.30-16.00 Refreshments
16.00-17.00 Conference resolutions (continued)
17.00 Closing Ceremony (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology)


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