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The LOITASA project has produced the following books:
A Key to Understanding what the Teacher is Saying
Edited by: Qorro, Martha, Zubeida Desai and Birgit Brock-Utne 2008.
Dar es Salaam:
KAD Associates. ISBN No. 9987 580 28 9
Educational Challenges in Multilingual Societies
Edited by
Desai, Zubeida, Martha Qorro and Birgit Brock-Utne 2010
Cape Town: African Minds. ISBN
978-1-920489-06-9
Table of Content
Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa - Highlights from a Project.
Edited by Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai, Martha Qorro and Allan Pitman 2010.
Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
ISBN 978-94-6091-220-7
LOITASA reflecting on Phase I and entering Phase II.
Edited by: Qorro, Martha, Zubeida Desai and Birgit Brock-Utne 2008.
Dar es Salaam:  E & D Vision Publishing Ltd. Oxford: ABC, East Lansing: Michigan State University Press. ISBN 978-9987-521-45-6.
Focus on Fresh Data on the Language of Instruction Debate in
Tanzania and South Africa.

Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai and Martha Qorro (eds.) 2006.

Cape Town: African
Minds

 

LOITASA Research in Progress.
Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai and Martha Qorro (eds.) 2005.
Dar es Salaam: KAD Associates. 320 pp.

 

Researching the Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa.
Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai and Martha Qorro (eds.) 2004.
Cape Town: African Minds. 280 pp

 

Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa.
Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai and Martha Qorro (eds.) 2003.
Dar es Salaam: E & D Publishers. 222pp.

 

   
   

The LOITASA project has produced the following two booklets in Kiswahili:
Prah, Kwesi Kwaa (2005) Kurejea katika asili yetu. Lugha ya kufundishia, elimu, maendeleo
na ukombozi wa Afrika. Makala Maalumu Namba 001, Agosti 2005. Dar es Salaam: KAD
Associates
 
Galabawa, Justinian C.J. na Azaveli Feza Lwaitama (2005): Kiswahili na Kiingereza kama
lugha za kufunishia elimu ya sekondari Tanzania. Makala Maalumu Namba 002, Desemba
2005. Dar es Salaam: KAD Associates

     


Related to LOITASA

Brock-Utne, Birgit and Gunnar Garbo (2009) (EDS)Language and Power The Implications of Language for Peace and Development. Mkuki na Nyota/ABC and Michigan State University Press

 

Prah,Kwesi Kwaa and  (2009) (Eds)Multilingualism: An African Advantage. A Paradigm Shift in African Language of Instruction Policies. Cape Town: CASAS
Languages and Education in Africa a comparative
and transdisciplinary analysis

Edited by
Birgit Brock-Utne & Ingse Skattum 2009
Paperback 356 pages 
ISBN 978-1-873927-17-5
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Brock-Utne, Birgit and Rodney Kofi Hopson (eds.) (2005): Languages of instruction for
African emancipation: Focus on postcolonial contexts and considerations. Cape Town:
CASAS and Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota.
 

 
The LOITASA project has produced the following six Ph.D. theses:

Kimizi, Moshi Mussa (2012) Language and self-confidence: examining the relationship between language of instruction and students' self-confidence in Tanzanian secondary education. University of Oslo: Faculty of Educational Sciences.

Greta Bjørk Gudmundsdottir (2011) From digital divide to digital opportunities? A critical perspective on the digital divide in South African schools. Ph.D.dissertation.University of Oslo: Faculty of Educational Sciences.

 
Vuzo, Mwajuma (2007) Revisiting the Language of Instruction Policy in Tanzania A
Comparative Study of Geography Classes taught in Kiswahili and English. Ph.D.dissertation.University of Oslo: Faculty of Education.

Mwinsheikhe, Halima Mohammed (2007) Overcoming the Language Barrier. An In-depth
study of of Tanzanian Secondary School Science Teachers’ and Students’ Strategies in
Coping with the English/Kiswahili Dilemma in the Teaching/Learning Process.
Ph.D.dissertation. University of Oslo: Faculty of Education.

Nomlomo, Vuyokazi Sylvia (2007) Science teaching and learning through the medium of
English and isiXhosa: A comparative study of two primary schools in the western Cape. Cape Town: University of Western Cape. Ph.D. dissertation
 
Holmarsdottir, Halla (2005) From Policy to Practice: A Study of the Implementation of the
Language-in-Education Policy in three South African Primary Schools. Oslo: University of
Oslo. Ph.D. dissertation.

 
The LOITASA project has produced the following videos and DVDs:
2004: Mimi na Tanzania. Kiswahili kama lugha ya Kufundishia. Sehemu ya kwanza
11.02.2004.Sehemu ya pili 18.02.2004. Dar es Salaam: Africa Media Group LTd. (only as
video)
2006: The LOITASA project. Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa .Cape
Town: Tomix Productions (both as a video and a DVD)

List of publications 2010, 2011, 2012:

Books
Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai, Martha, Qorro and Allan Pitman, (Eds) 2010:
Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa – Highlights from a project. Boston, Rotterdam and Taipei: Sense Publishers ISBN 978-94-6091-221-4 hardback USD99/EUR90 ISBN 978-94-6091-220-7 paperback USD49/EUR45

Desai, Zubeida, Martha Qorro and Birgit Brock-Utne (Eds) (2010) Educational challenges in multilingual societies: LOITASA Phase Two  Research. Cape Town: African Minds. ISBN  978-1-920489-06-9

Articles in books

Brock-Utne, Birgit  (2010) Gender, Socialization and Militarism  In: Young Nigel (ed): The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace New York: Oxford University Press.Vol.2. pp. 207-210. ISBN 13: 9780 19-533-4685. ISBN 10: 019 533 468X

Brock-Utne, Birgit  (2010) Victims of sexual violence   In: Young Nigel (ed): The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace. New York: Oxford University Press.Vol.4.pp.292-294. ISBN 13: 9780 19-533-4685. ISBN. 10: 019 533 468X. .

Brock-Utne, Birgit  (2010) Education for Development in hard times: The implementation of language of instruction policies in Africa – some results from the LOITASA project. In: Wolhuter, Charles C and Harold D. Herman(EDS) . Education for Development in Hard Times.Potchefstroom: The Platinum Press. Pp.21-40. ISBN 978-1-86822-589-7

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2010) Language and Culture for Development In: Macleans A. Geo-JaJa, M.  and  Suzanne Majhanovich, S. (Eds.). (2010). Education, Language,and Economics: Growing National and Global Dilemmas. Rotterdam/Boston/Tapei: Sense Publisher. Pp.109 – 127. ISBN 978-94-6091-193-4

Allan Pitman, Susan Majhanovich and Birgit Brock-Utne (2010) English as Language of Instruction in Africa, Policy,Power and Practice. In: Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai and Martha, Qorro and Allan Pitman, (Eds) 2010: Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa – Highlights from a project. Boston, Rotterdam and Taipei: Sense Publishers . Pp 1 -11 ISBN 978-94-6091-221-4

Brock-Utne, Birgit,  (2010) English as the language of instruction or destruction - How do Teachers and Students in Tanzania Cope? In: Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai and Martha, Qorro and Allan Pitman, (eds) 2010: Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa Highlights from a project. Rotterdam/ Boston/ Taipei: Sense Publishers ISBN 978-94-6091-221-4 hardback USD99/EUR90 ISBN 978-94-6091-220-7 paperback USD49/EUR45. Pp.77- 99

Brock-Utne, Birgit and Zubeida Desai (2010) Expressing Oneself through Writing - a Comparative Study of Learners’ Writing skills in Tanzania and South Africa. In: Brock-Utne, Birgit, Zubeida Desai and Martha, Qorro and Allan Pitman, (Eds) 2010: Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa – Highlights from a project. Boston, Rotterdam and Taipei: Sense Publishers ISBN 978-94-6091-221-4 hardback USD99/EUR90 ISBN 978-94-6091-220-7 paperback USD49/EUR45. pp11 - 33

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2010) Policy on the language of instruction issue in Africa – a spotlight on South Africa and Tanzania. In: Desai, Zubeida, Martha Qorro and Birgit Brock-Utne (eds) (2010) Educational challenges in multilingual societies: LOITASA Phase Two  Research. Cape Town: African Minds. pp.76 - 104. ISBN  978-1-920489-06-9

Brock-Utne Birgit and  Azaveli Lwaitama (2010) African philosophy – a Tanzanian perspective. In: Desai, Zubeida, Martha Qorro and Birgit Brock-Utne (eds) (2010) Educational challenges in multilingual societies: LOITASA Phase Two  Research. Cape Town: African Minds.pp.335 -351 ISBN  978-1-920489-06-9.

Birgit Brock-Utne, Zubeida Desai and  Martha Qorro (2010) Introduction. In:  Desai, Zubeida, Martha Qorro and Birgit Brock-Utne (eds) (2010) Educational challenges in multilingual societies: LOITASA Phase Two  Research. Cape Town: African Minds.pp.1 – 15.

Journal articles

Greta Bjørk Gudmundsdottir and Birgit Brock-Utne (2010): On the importance of piloting. Educational Action Research Vol.18. No.3. September 2010, 359–372.ISSN: 0965-0792

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2010). Research and Policy on the Language of Instruction Issue in Africa. International Journal of Educational Development. Vol 30. No.4.pp.636-645 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.03.004 ISSN: 0738-0593

Brock-Utne Birgit,  (2010) Book review of . James Page, 2008. Peace Education. Exploring Ethical and Philosophical Foundations. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc. 231 pp, ISBN978-1-59311-889-1. Intenational Review of Education. Vol.56. No.1. pp.192 -194 ISSN 0020-8566. DOI 10.1007/s11159-010-9154-z

Brock-Utne Birgit,  (2010) Book review of Adick, Christel (2008) Vergleichende Erziehungswissenschaft. Eine Einführung. International Review of Education. Vol.56. No.4.pp.509-510. ISSN 0020-8566

Brock-Utne, Birgit  (2010) Book review of Ragazzi, Rossella (2009) Walking on Uneven Paths. The Transcultural Experience of Children entering Europe in the Year 2000 International Review of Education. Vol.56 No.4.pp.498-501  ISSN 0020-8566

Brock-Utne , Birgit (2010) Book review of  Baxter, Pamela and Lynne Bethke /2009) Alternative Education. Filling the gap in emergency and post-conflict situations. International Review of Education. Vol.56 . No.4.pp.480 -81.  ISSN 0020-8566

Brock-Utne , Birgit (2010) Book review of Penson, Jonathan and Kathryn Tomlinson (2009) Rapid Response. Programming for education needs in emergencies. Paris:IIEP/  Reading:CfBT Education Trust.  175 pp. ISBN 978-92-803-1325-3 Compare. Vol. 40. No.6.pp.858-859. ISSN 0305-7925

Conference presentations:   

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2010) Understanding what the teacher is saying – Kiswahili and English medium primary schools in Tanzania. Presented at the 54th Annual Meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society in Chicago in March 2010

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2010)Understanding what the teacher is saying – Kiswahili and English medium primary schools in Tanzania. Presented at the LOITASA workshop in Dar es Salaam in May 2010

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2010) International security and Language: expanding the peace journalism framework Presented at the biannual meeting of the International  Peace Research Association, University of Sydney, July  5 - 9  2010

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2010)The Economics of Language of Instruction in Africa – Examples from Tanzania. Co-authored with Fungisai Nota and presented at the BAICE conference at the University of East Anglia, Norwich  10 .12 September 2010

Brock-Utne,Birgit and Fungisai Nota (2010) The Economics of Language of Instruction in Africa – Examples from Tanzania. Presented  at the conference "Africa in the Age of Globalization – conceptions and misconceptions" a conference organized in Ontario, Canada by the Brantford campus' interdisciplinary Contemporary Studies program, in association with the Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa from October 28 to 30th  2010

2011

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2011) Languages and Education in Africa. A Comparative and Transdisciplinary Discussion. In: Lexander, Kristin Vold, Chantal Lyche and Anne Moseng Knutsen (Eds) Pluralité des langues, pluralité des cultures:regard sur l’Afrique et au-delá. Oslo: Novus Press. Pp.153-163

Brock-Utne.Birgit (2011) International security and Language: expanding the peace journalism framework. In: Ibrahim Seaga Shaw; Robert A.Hackett; Jake Lynch (Eds)  (2011) Expanding Peace Journalism: Critical and comparative perspectives. Sydney: Sydney University Press (in press)

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2011). The centrality of women’s work for peace in the thinking, actions and writings of Elise Boulding. The Journal of Peace Education (in press)

Brock-Utne, Birgit (2011) Language and Democracy in Tanzania. In: Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe (ed) Language and Democracy in Southern Africa. Pretoria: Wits University Press. (in press)

Conference presentations: 

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2011) Teaching science for development – in whose language? Presented at the LOITASA workshop at the university of Western Cape.  27 – 30 March 2011

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2011) Language and Liberation. Language of instruction in mathematics and science – the case of Zanzibar .Presented at the 55th Annual Meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society in Montreal in May 2011

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2011) Language and inequality - could Africa learn from Asia? Invited key-note presented to the Third General Assembly of the Asia-Africa Dialogue held at Hiroshima University from June 7th to 10th 2011

Brock-Utne,Birgit (2011) Language and inequality:  global challenges to education. BAICE Presidential Address at the 11th UKFIET International Conference, Oxford,  16 September 2011

2012

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2012).Language and Liberation. Language of instruction in mathematics and science – the case of Zanzibar. In: Benson, Carol and Kimmo Kosonen (Eds)  Language Issues in Comparative Education: Liberating non-dominant languages and cultures through inclusive educational approaches. Rotterdam:Sense Publishers

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2012).Language and inequality - could Africa learn from Asia? International Review of Education.

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2012). Social  justice,  democracy and linguistic rights in Africa. World Studies in Education Journal

Brock-Utne, Birgit. (2012)Language and inequality:  global challenges to education. Compare

Brock-Utne, Birgit  (2011) Linking the Micro and Macro in Peace and Development Studies. In: Fink,George (Ed) Stress of War.  Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing – reprinting a table from that article


List of publications 2006, 2007, 2008:

Brock-Utne, Birgit
Learning through a familiar language versus learning through a foreign language – a look into some secondary school classrooms in Tanzania
Journal: International Journal of Educational Development. ISBN: ISSN 0738-0593

Brock-Utne, Birgit
Worldbankification of Norwegian Development Assistance to Education.
Journal: Comparative Education. Vol.43. No.3. Special Issue on Global Governance, Social Policy and Multilateral Education ISBN: ISSN 0305-0068.

Brock-Utne, Birgit
Education for peace vs education about peace.
Bridges. Vol.14. No1/.2. pp.107-125.

Brock-Utne, Birgit
The language of instruction and research in higher education in Europe – highlights from the current debate in Norway and Sweden. Journal: International Review of Education. Vol.53. No.4.pp.367-388. ISBN: ISSN 0020-8566

Brock-Utne, Birgit
Language of Instruction and Student Performance: New Insights from Research in Tanzania and South Africa. International Review of Education. Vol.53.No.5/6. pp.509-530
ISBN: ISSN 0020-8566

Halima Mohammed Mwinsheikhe
Overcoming the Language Barrier. An In-depth study o of Tanzanian Secondary School Science Teachers’ and Students’ Strategies in Coping with the English/Kiswahili Dilemma in the Teaching/Learning Process

Mwajuma Vuzo
Revisiting the Language of Instruction Policy in Tanzania: A Comparative Study of Geography Classes taught in Kiswahili and English

Vuyokazi Sylvia Nomlomo
Science teaching and learning through the medium of English and isiXhosa: A comparative study at two primary schools in the Western Cape.

Birgit Brock-utne and Zubeida Desai
Language in education policies and practices among the isiXhosa speaking population of South Africa

Brock-Utne, Birgit
Insights from the language of instruction debate in Tanzania and South Africa
Presnted at the CIES conference in Baltimore, US

Brock-Utne, Birgit
Language and culture in education and development
Presented at the WCCES in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Brock-Utne, Birgit
The adoption of the western paradigm of bilingual teaching – why does it prevent the growth of the African learner?
Presentation at the Oxford conference on Education and Development

Justinian Galabawa (Ed)
Experiences in Extending the use of an African Indigenous Language as Language of
Papers in Education and Development, Number. 26, ISBN: ISSN: 0856 - 4027

Dr. Frank N. Tilya
Language of Instruction and Learning: Implications on Equity, Quality and Poverty alleviation
Papers in Education and Development, ISBN: 0856-4027
Article accepted for publication in national journal

Prof. P.N. Chonjo
Title: Language and Learning: What Role Does the Language of Instruction Play in Learning
Journal: Papers in Education and Development, ISBN: 0856 - 4027

Abuhashim Masudi
The Need for an Appropriate Medium of Instruction in Secondary Education and Institutions of Higher Learning in Tanzania
Papers in Education and Development, ISBN: 0856 - 4027
Article accepted for publication in national journal

Dr. H.A. Dachi
Investing in Children's Right to Learn Through the Language of Teaching and Learning: An Investment in Human Capital, Papers in Education and Development, ISBN: 0856 - 4027

Dr. Ndibalema Alphonce
The language of Education, Literacy and Self Identity: Implications for Tanzania
Journal: Papers in Education and Development, ISBN: 0856-4027
Article accepted for publication in national journal

Titus Mpemba
Reluctance to Sanction Kiswahili Instructional Medium in Post-Primary Education: How do the Learners and their Instructors Cope with or Resist the English Medium Policy?
Papers in Education and Development, ISBN: 0856-4027
Article accepted for publication in national journal

Rajabu Adamu
The Change of Language of Instruction from Kiswahili to English in Tanzanian Diploma Teacher Training Colleges: A Case of Morogoro and Mtwara TTCs
Journal: Papers in Education and Development, ISBN: 0856-4027
Article accepted for publication in national journal

Dr. Justinian C. Galabawa & Azaveli F. Lwaitama
Experiences in Extending the Use of an African Indigenous Language as a Language of Instruction from Primary to Secondary Education: The Case of Kiswahli in Tanzania in the LOITASA Project
Papers in Education and Development, ISBN: 0856 - 4027
Article accepted for publication in national journal

Ms Bongiwe Nangu
Teaching in English and Xhosa: Code-switching in a Grade 11 Biology class
Masters Thesis

Zubeida Desai
Legacies of apartheid: A look at post-apartheid South Africa's language policy. Presented at WCCES conference held in Sarajevo, Conference paper

Martha Qorro
Does the Language of Instruction affect the Quality of Education
Hakielimu Working Papers, Report or working paper

Malekela, G. and M. Qorro
Students' Performance in English during Transition from Primary to Secondary Schooling

Martha Qorro
Relationship between the Language of Instruction and Quality Education
Journal: Submitted to Papers in Education and Development
Article accepted for publication in national journal

Vuyokazi Nomlomo
IsiXhosa as a medium of instruction in 2 Grade 4 Science classes: Lessons learnt
Conference paper

Vuyokazi Nomlomo
Learners' misconceptions in science: A case of one primary school in the Western Cape (South Africa), Conference paper

Vuyokazi Nomlomo
Reflections on the Norwegian-South African research partnership
Conference paper

Mwajuma Vuzo
TheLanguage policy in Tanzanian Secondary Schools: A comparative Study of Classes taught in Kiswahili and English, Conference paper

Torill Aagot Halvorsen
ICT  Influence on the Choice of Language  at the University of Dar es Salaam. Oslo: IMPLAN conference.

Torill Aagot Halvorsen
Developing Digital Literacy - in Whose Language? Focus on the University of Dar es Salaam. Oslo: LOITASA (Language of instruction in Tanzania and South Africa) Workshop

Torill Aagot Halvorsen
Digital Proficiency 
in Higher Education in Tanzania - and the Choice of Language.  
IV NETREED, Conference, Research and Evaluation on Education in the South

Torill Aagot Halvorsen
ICT and Language  in Higher Education in Tanzania. XIII WCCES - World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, Sarajevo

Gudmundsdottir, Greta Bjørk
ICT use in the South African classroom - A declining digital divide?. IMPLAN; UiO

Gudmundsdottir, Greta Bjørk
The digital divide and the language issue in South African classrooms. World Congress of Comparative Education Societies; Sarajevo

Gudmundsdottir, Greta Bjørk
The digital divide in South African classrooms. Oslo celebrations. A decade of academic partnership South Africa Norway; UiO

Gudmundsdottir, Greta Bjørk
The three T’s – time, teacher and tongue.. Research and Evaluation on Education in the South; UiO

List of dissemination activities
Prof. Justinian Galabawa/Dr. Azaveli Lwaitama
Dar es Salaam, Courtyad Hotel
Audience/ recipient(s): Policy makers
Type of dissemination: Research summary document
Comments: Participants were appraised of the role committed scholarship can play in undertaking research yielding scientifically valid findings whose goal is to impact on policy making.

Martha Qorro
Audience/ recipient(s): Scientific audience
Type of dissemination: Conference
Comments: A Conference Paper titled "The place of Kiswahili as the language of instruction in primary schools in Tanzania" in a Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Modern Science, held in Cotonou, Benin in June 2006.

Martha Qorro
Audience/ recipient(s): Scientific audience
Type of dissemination: Conference
Comments: A Conference Paper titled "The place of Kiswahili as the language of instruction in primary schools in Tanzania" in a Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Modern Science, held in Cotonou, Benin in June 2006.

Vuyokazi Nomlomo
University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
Audience/ recipient(s): Scientific audience
Type of dissemination: Seminar
Comments: A paper entitled: "English and isiXhosa as languages of instruction in two primary schools in the Western Cape" was presented at the Education Faculty Seminar on 18 September 2007.

Vuyokazi Nomlomo
Cape Peninsula University of Technology,CapeTown
Audience/ recipient(s): Scientific audience
Type of dissemination: Seminar
Comments: Dr Vuyokazi Nomlomo was invited to present a paper on her PhD research by Dr Jenet Condi of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The title of the paper was: Reflections on a three-year longitudinal language research in two primary schools in the Western Cape".

Zubeida Desai
Claremont, CapeTown
Audience/ recipient(s): Policy makers
Type of dissemination: Meeting
Comments: A series of meetings were held with the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) to advise the officials on the Language Transformation Plan (LTP). The Education Faculty is currently training 16 teachers from schools where the LTP initiative is piloted by the WCED.

Zubeida Desai
Claremont, CapeTown
Audience/ recipient(s): Policy makers
Type of dissemination: Meeting
Comments: A series of meetings were held with the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) to advise the officials on the Language Transformation Plan (LTP). The Education Faculty is currently training 16 teachers from schools where the LTP initiative is piloted by the WCED.

Zubeida Desai
Place: Claremont, CapeTown
Date: 01.01.2007
Joint dissemination: No
Audience/ recipient(s): Policy makers
Type of dissemination: Meeting
Comments: A series of meetings were held with the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) to advise the officials on the Language Transformation Plan (LTP). The Education Faculty is currently training 16 teachers from schools where the LTP initiative is piloted by the WCED.

Zubeida Desai
Claremont, CapeTown
Audience/ recipient(s): Policy makers
Type of dissemination: Meeting
Comments: A series of meetings were held with the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) to advise the officials on the Language Transformation Plan (LTP). The Education Faculty is currently training 16 teachers from schools where the LTP initiative is piloted by the WCED.

Galabawa Justinian
Oslo University, LEA Conference presentation on the findings related to LOITASA Project in Tanzania and its relevance to provety and development
Audience/ recipient(s): Scientific audience
Type of dissemination: Conference
Comments: This presentation highligthed the relevance and utility of Kiswahili language in rural Tanzania especialy among farmars and mechanics


Tanzania LOITASA Team and Prof. Brock-Utne
Dar es Salaam, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
Audience/ recipient(s): Policy makers
Type of dissemination: Meeting
Comments: LOITASA Team met the Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Hon. Magrate Sitta to present LOITASA work and explore posibilities of using Kiswahili as medium of instraction at secondary school level.

Martha Qorro
Norway
Audience/ recipient(s): Other
Type of dissemination: Newsletter
Comments: Intrview with Lennart Wohlgemuth on 'the language of instruction issue in Tanzania' held in Norway

Fikeni Senkoro
Arusha, Tanzania
Audience/ recipient(s): Scientific audience
Type of dissemination: Conference
Comments: Briefed participants on the work of LOITASA and the researchfindings so far. The summary was well-received and raised discussions that led to some members from Kenya, Uganda, Ruandaand Burundi saying that they will begin research into the areaconcerning the situation in their countries.

The LOITASA project has produced the articles in accredited international
journals:
 
Desai, Zubeida (2001) Multilingualism in South Africa with Particular Reference to the Role
of African Languages in Education. International Review of Education. Vol.47. Nos.3-4. July
2001.pp.323-339
 
Brock-Utne, Birgit and Halla Holmarsdottir (2001) The choice of English as medium of
instruction and its effects on the African languages in Namibia. International Review of
Education. Vol.47. Nos.3-4.pp.291-322.
 
Brock-Utne, Birgit (2002) Education and Development: A Developing theme. International
Review of Education. Vol.48.No.1/2. 2002. pp.45-65.
 
Brock-Utne, Birgit (2003) The Language Question in Africa in the light of Globalisation,
Social Justice and Democracy. International Journal of Peace Studies. Vol.8. No.2.pp.67-87.
Brock-Utne, Birgit and Halla Holmarsdottir (2004) Language policies and practices in
Tanzania and South Africa: problems and challenges. International Journal of Educational
Development Vol.24. No 1. 67-83
 
Brock-Utne, Birgit (2007a) Learning through a familiar language versus learning through a
foreign language – a look into some secondary school classrooms in Tanzania. International
Journal of Educational Development. Vol.27.No.5. pp 487 – 498
 
Brock-Utne, Birgit (2007b). Language of Instruction and Student Performance: New Insights
from Research in Tanzania and South Africa International Review of Education. Vol.53.
No.5/6 (in press)
 
Chapters in books edited by authors not connected to LOITASA
 
Brock-Utne, Birgit (2002) Globalisierung des Bildungswesens – Erfahrungen aus Afrika. In:
Wulf, Christoph und Christine Merkel (Hrsg.):Globalisierung als Herausforderung der
Erziehung. Theorien, Grundlagen, Fallstudien. European Studies in Education. Münster/New York/München/ Berlin: Waxmann Verlag. Pp.402-414.
 
Brock-Utne, Birgit (2005a). Globalisation, Language and Education. In: International
Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research. . Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic
Publishers 2005. s. 549-565
 
Brock-Utne, Birgit (2005b). Language-in-Education Policies and Practices in Africa with a
Special Focus on Tanzania and South Africa – Insights from Research in Progress. In: Lin,
Angel M.Y. and Peter Martin (eds) Decolonisation, Globalisation, Language – in-
Education. Clevedon/Buffalo/Toronto: Multilingual Matters. pp.175 – 195.
 
Brock-Utne, Birgit (2005c) The continued battle over Kiswahili as the language of instruction
in Tanzania. In: Brock-Utne, Birgit and Rodney Kofi Hopson (eds.): Languages of instruction
for African emancipation: Focus on postcolonial contexts and considerations. Cape Town:
CASAS and Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota pp. .51- 87
 
Brock-Utne, Birgit (2006). English as the language of instruction or destruction – how do
teachers and students in Tanzania cope? In: Weidemann, Albert and Birgit Smieja, (eds.):
Empowerment through Language and Education: cases and case studies from North America,Europe, Africa and Japan. Frankfurt: Peter Lang .pp.75 – 91
 

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