Language, Development Aid and Human Rights in Education

Curriculum Policies in Africa and Asia

  • Zehlia┬áBabaci-Wilhite

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite
    Pages 14-26
  3. Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite
    Pages 27-38
  4. Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite
    Pages 39-47
  5. Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite
    Pages 86-107
  6. Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite
    Pages 121-134
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 146-181

About this book


The debate about languages of instruction in Africa and Asia involves an analysis of both the historical thrust of national government and also development aid policies. Using case studies from Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, India, Bangladesh and Malaysia, Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite argues that the colonial legacy is perpetuated when global languages are promoted in education. The use of local languages in instruction not only offers an effective means to contextualize the curriculum and improve student comprehension, but also to achieve quality education and rights in education.


curriculum development aid e-learning education education policy human rights literacy mathematics Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Zehlia┬áBabaci-Wilhite
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Norwegian Centre for Human RightsUniversity of OsloNorway

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