Multilingual educational trends and practices in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Bacha, Nahla
dc.contributor.author Bahous, Rima
dc.contributor.author Nabhani, Mona
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-28T12:17:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-28T12:17:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2015-10-28
dc.identifier.issn 0020-8566 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2368
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on the multilingual background, language education policies and practices in Lebanon. Specifically, it shows how the multilingual makeup in the country is translated into language policies in schools. A survey of 30 private school principals, middle managers and teachers was administered online to obtain their views on school policies, problems, successes, concerns and quality ranking. Results showed that a great deal of work has been done to introduce a language of instruction and a third language as decreed by the Ministry of Education and at the same time keep the national language, Arabic, alive. The main concerns of the participants were the need for teacher training programmes and resources. Although the research implies that the school systems, in keeping up with this multilingual milieu, could be contributing to the death of the national language as well as producing students who are not fluent in any of the languages, there continues to be an attempt to keep alive a q en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Multilingual educational trends and practices in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A case study en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198790030 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197902770 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198129610 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Review of Education en_US
dc.journal.volume 57 en_US
dc.journal.issue 5-6 en_US
dc.article.pages 737-749 en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Language education policies and practices en_US
dc.keywords Online survey K-12 grade private schools en_US
dc.keywords Language use Arabic en_US
dc.keywords English en_US
dc.keywords French en_US
dc.keywords Teaching methods en_US
dc.keywords Multilingualism en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11159-011-9250-8 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Bahous, R., Bacha, N. N., & Nabhani, M. (2011). Multilingual educational trends and practices in Lebanon: A case study. International Review of Education, 57(5-6), 737-749. en_US
dc.author.email nbacha@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email rbahous@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email mnabhani@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11159-011-9250-8

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