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By Bettina Migge, Isabelle Léglise, Angela Bartens

This quantity deals a primary survey of tasks from all over the world that search to enforce Creole languages in schooling. unlike past works, this quantity takes a holistic procedure. Chapters speak about the sociolinguistic, academic and ideological context of initiatives, coverage advancements and venture implementation, improvement and assessment. It compares other kinds of academic actions concentrating on Creoles and discusses a listing of systems which are worthy for effectively constructing, comparing and reforming academic actions that goal to combine Creole languages in a possible and sustainable demeanour into formal schooling. The chapters are written through practitioners and lecturers excited by academic initiatives. They function a source for practitioners, teachers and individuals wishing to plan or adapt academic tasks. it's compatible to be used in top point undergraduate and post-graduate modules facing language and schooling with a spotlight on lesser used languages.

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Does the language have overt or covert prestige? Do people consider the language to be suitable for education? Does the language compete with other local languages? Is it negatively viewed by other population groups or widely accepted as a lingua franca? Such issues must be determined and in the case of seriously negative attitudes must be addressed prior to or concomitant to implementation and/or feature as an integral component of educational activities (cf. also Siegel 2002:€29–33 on activities and Higgins this volume).

In yet other communities, speakers of the P/C also speak one or more other local languages and may even be dominant in languages other than the P/C (and the socially dominant language). Moreover, the repertoires and competences of individual members in the same location/community may also vary considerably depending on social factors such as their social background, family history and practices, interaction pattern etc. This is the case, for example in French Guiana (see Migge & Léglise, this volume).

Raising critical language awareness in Hawai‘i at Da Pidgin Coup Christina Higgins University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa This chapter describes the efforts of Da Pidgin Coup, an advocacy group in Hawai‘i that strives to raise critical language awareness about Pidgin (Hawai‘i Creole). Several examples of advocacy for elevating the status of Pidgin in Hawai‘i are described, including the development of an undergraduate certificate in pidgin, creole, and dialect studies at the university level and a resolution submitted to the Hawai‘i State Legislature that requests funding for research on the use of Pidgin as a resource in education.

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