LOITASA 2008 pre-conference workshop on Wednesday 30 April and Thursday May 1st. Only LOITASA participants will be presenting but others are welcome to attend and question us. The workshop takes place in room 233 in Helga Eng’s building at the University of Oslo.


Wednesday 30 April


15.15 – 15.30 Birgit Brock-Utne: Welcome


15.30 – 16.00 Justinian Galabawa and Azaveli Lwaitama: Efficiency and Equity issues in Providing Quality Education in a selection of Tanzanian Kiswahili and English Medium Primary Schools


16.00 - 16.30 Fikeni Senkoro and Rhoda Peterson: Visual and Audio Illustrations of the Language Question in Tanzania


16.30 - 17.00 : Coffee/tea break                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
17.00 - 17. 30 Torill Aagot Halvorsen :
Developing Digital Literacy in Higher Education in Tanzania - in Whose Language?


Evening free


Thursday May 1st


11.00 - 11.30: Halima Mwinsheikhe: Overcoming the Language Barrier. An In-depth study of Tanzanian Secondary School Science Teachers' and Students' Strategies in Coping with the English/Kiswahili Dilemma in the Teaching/Learning Process


11.30 - 12.00: Mwajuma Vuzo:Teaching and Learninin Kiswahili and English in Tanzanian Secondary Schools: Insider opinions of teachers and students.


12.00 - 1230 Vuyokazi Nomlomo: A comparative analysis of Grade 5 Science lessons in English and isiXhosa.


12.30 – 13:00 Mwajuma Vuzo and Martha Qorro: Eduacation and Development Discourse in Africa: A case of exclusion through language


13.00 - 14.00: LUNCH BREAK

14.00 - 14.30: Casmir Rubagumya: Improving quality of Education through language and literacy development: Insights from the EDQUAL project in Tanzania.                                                               

14.30 - 15.00 Harold Herman: The start of a research project – the spirit of Bagamoyo


15.00 - 15.30 Birgit Brock-Utne and Zubeida Desai: Language in education policies and practices among the isiXhosa speaking population of South Africa


15.30 - 16.00 TEA BREAK

16.00 - 16.30 Keith Langenhoven: Teaching conceptual Science in a South African isiXhosa-speaking primary school using a gendre approach.


16.30 - 17.00 Monde Mbekwa: The mathematical engagement of Grade 4 lessons in the medium of isiXhosa


17.00 - 17.30 Greta Bjork Gudmundsdottir: ICT use in the classroom - a declining digital divide? 


From 17.30 onwards we shall gather for a home-made fish soup, garlic bread, wine or beer, music and dance at Signalen at Nesodden. Because it is a holiday the first boat we can reach is the one leaving at 18.32. Signalen is right by the boat. There we shall also meet up with some IMPLAN participants who have arrived.