Globalization, Cultural Diversity and the Challenge of Native Language in Education

An African Perspective
  • Hermenegilde Rwantabagu
Part of the The World Council of Comparative Education Societies book series (WCCE)


Africa is a continent that is very rich in history and cultural traditions. Within its traditional societies, education is aimed at the socialization of the younger generation into the accepted norms and behavioral standards of the community. It has also sought to acculturate them by absorbing specific cultural patterns and, hence, acquiring a particular identity and perception of the world.


Language Policy Mother Tongue Official Language National Language African State 
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  • Hermenegilde Rwantabagu
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  1. 1.Faculty of Psychology and Education SciencesUniversity of BurundiBujumbura

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