Voicing participation: Linguistic citizenship beyond educational policy

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2019
Funding: 1020000 SEK


The purpose of this project is to build a network of scholars in the
geopolitical North and South around alternative practices and policies
to the import of Northern models and expertise for mother-tongue based,
multilingual education. It will be framed on research on how local
stakeholders in Mozambique insert their understandings of language into
(local) sociopolitical and economic framings, and how negotiated
understandings of (specific) language(s), and what it means to teach and
learn in them, emerge out of extended, multiplex and situated
collaborations between actors at different levels of engagement and
implementation. Classroom observations, local narratives and interviews
with stakeholders will be used to interrogate these negotiative
proccesses between local community members and linguists, material
designers,teacher trainers and local and provincial education
specialists in the Mozambican province of Gaza. A team of Mozambican
postgraduate students, together with the principal researchers, will
collect and analyze data to be treated in seminars, workshops and
writing retreats. The notion of linguistic citizenship will be used to analyze the intersection between the social, political and economic context of
the program and the language educational planning processes. The
project will offer alternatives for developing primary educaiton in
mother tongue programs that build on the active nurturing of citizenship
agencies around language among vulnerable populations.

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