JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT POLICY AND PRACTICE
Language Policy and Decolonizing African Education
Author(s): Kofi Khepera
Citation: Kofi Khepera, (2020) "Language Policy and Decolonizing African Education," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 21, Iss. 2, pp. 110-118
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
Decolonizing education in Africa south of the Sahara has been heavily discussed, as the literature indicates (Albaugh, 2009; Owu-Ewie, 2006; Piper & Miksic, 2011; Sukumane, 1998). A vital component of decolonizing African education is the use of mother tongue languages (Butts & Haskins, 1973; Wilson, 1987). The NALAP is a language education policy that, in part, encourages the use of Ghanaian mother tongue languages early on in students’ education. The Ghanaian government created the NALAP to bolster efforts to decolonize education there (Owu-Ewie, 2006). The following report outlines advocacy actions that can be taken to help decolonize education in Ghana, as well as suggestions ensuring that policies like the NALAP are successfully implemented.