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Title:Language-in-education policy in South Africa: the challenge of sign language
Author:Reagan, T.G.ISNI
Periodical:Africa Education Review
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:languages of instruction
language policy
educational policy
sign languages
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/18146620701652663
Abstract:Although there is an extensive and growing literature that addresses issues related to most aspects of language-in-education policy in South Africa, one area in which the literature remains fairly sparse has been that of the implications of current government policy for South African sign language (SASL). This article presents an overview of the complex issues presented by the case of SASL for language-in-education policy, and offers a series of recommendations as to how these issues might best be addressed. Given the relatively small research base that currently exists dealing explicitly with SASL, the article makes use of both the South African research literature and the far more substantial international research that addresses issues of sign language, education, and language policy. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]