Regional Hornby school research projects

The Abuja regional Hornby School: language lessons from Africa

The Hornby Trust was set up by A.S. Hornby in 1961 to support English language teaching worldwide. Each year these schools have enabled teachers to develop their expertise and upgrade their English teaching skills.

This collection of research papers is an outcome of two Regional Hornby Schools hosted by the British Council in Abuja, Nigeria in 2014 and 2015. They cover a range of topics concerning English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) in relation to national language-in-education policies in a number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nigeria.

The papers reflect the views of various stakeholders including policy-makers at national, ministerial and regional levels as well as implementers of policy at department and local levels. This includes, of course, the thoughts and perspectives of head teachers, teachers and parents in schools. 

The collection will be of interest to language policy makers, academics, donor organisations and teaching professionals wanting to know more about the context of language and economic development in the region and how it might be applied to their own situations.

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