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Formal vs. Non-Formal Vernacular Education: The Education Reform in Papua New Guinea

Discusses a community-based nonformal education movement in Papua New Guinea to use hundreds of the country's languages to teach initial literacy in local preschool and adult education programs. The article describes this movement, the proposed government reform of the English-only formal education system and the ensuing conflicts. (37 references) (Author/CK)

  • Author/Creator: Siegel, Jeff
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
  • Number: 3
  • Volume: 18
  • Year: 1997

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