Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

Transition of the medium of instruction from English to Kiswahili in Tanzanian primary schools: challenges from the mathematics classroom

Document Type

Book Chapter

Department

Institute for Educational Development, East Africa

Edition

1

ISBN

9789463002288

Editor

Anjum Halai, Phillip Clarckson

Publication ( Name of Journal)

Teaching and learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms: Issues for policy, practice and teacher education

Publisher

Sense Publishers

City

Rotterdam

Abstract

This chapter looks at why, despite the fact that Kiswahili is Tanzania's national language and that the language has been used as the medium of instruction in primary school level for more than four decades, it has not been phased in as an official medium of instruction in post-primary level of schooling. It also looks at some challenges in the teaching and learning of mathematics that came about as a result of the change in the medium of instruction from English to Kiswahili at primary school level.

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