"All Have to Live in Me...": A Study of the Use of English Alongside Other African Languages in a Kenyan School

Patrick Walsh, David Campbell

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper, which builds on an earlier paper published in this Journal (Vol. 20, No. 6), is to develop the discussion around how English has been taught, used and perceived in Kenya, using data gathered from a small second-level English-medium school in Kenya. The complex relationships between language and identity are at work in the everyday routines of both staff and pupils within such a context. The paper seeks to set out a clear methodology for gathering data which could help describe these relationships with more clarity while also subjecting the data to analysis informed by the growing body of research and theory that focuses on language policy in post-colonial and neo-colonial settings. Finally, these pieces of data are used as the basis of a further exploration of the implications for classroom practice in teaching English in this environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)55-65
    Number of pages11
    JournalIntercultural Education
    Volume21
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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