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Title:The Vernacular Factor in Literacy in West Gulf Province Schools of PNG
Abstract:This paper presents a detailed report of surveys of thirty-three primary and elementary schools in the western portion of the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea, and literacy testing in thirteen of those schools. A particular focus of the research was to compare literacy rates of people who had been educated using an “English-only” model of education with those of people who had received initial instruction in their mother tongue. While overall outcomes are quite poor, students who were given initial education in their mother tongue consistently out-performed peers who were educated under an “English-only” model. Other factors that contribute to the very poor education outcomes that are found in this region are also discussed.
Contributor (author):Petterson, Robert
Date (W3CDTF):2013
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/53384
Extent:43 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/53384
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Working Papers 2013-001
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:Purari language
Ipiko language
Northeast Kiwai language
Kerewo language
Ikobi language
Kibiri language
Papua New Guinea; multilingual education; vernacular education; PNG; mother tongue-based multilingual education; MTB MLE; literacy; PNG Education Reform; PNG Gulf Province; English-only education
Subject (ISO639):iar
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Petterson, Robert. 2013. SIL Electronic Working Papers 2013-001.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG dcmi_Text iso639_eng iso639_iar iso639_ipo iso639_kiw iso639_kxz iso639_meb iso639_prm

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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