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Palmer House Hotel
March 1-5, 2010
Text Production for Ghana's Early Primary Biliteracy Program: Language Considerations
The Ghana Education Service has developed a biliteracy program for the five classes of early primary school. The National Reading Acceleration
Program (NALAP) is being introduced now in all of Ghana's primary schools. Children learn to read in one of the 11 Ghanaian languages approved for
schooling. As they learn to read a Ghanaian language, children also learn oral English, Ghanas official language, using the communicative approach.
By Primary 2, when children have acquired reading skills and basic oral English proficiency, they can learn to read English. The expectation is that
by Primary 4, when instruction is all in English, the children of Ghana will be bilingual and biliterate. This presentation will describe essential
elements of the process of designing and developing texts for learning to read two languages, with more attention paid to the Ghanaian language texts
because they fill a gap.
Presenters: Carolyn Temple Adger
Date and Time: March 3, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: Sandburg 2, Palmer House Hotel
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