Learning In Morocco: Language Politics And The Abandoned Educational Dream by Charis BoutieriLearning In Morocco: Language Politics And The Abandoned Educational Dream by Charis Boutieri

Learning In Morocco: Language Politics And The Abandoned Educational Dream

byCharis Boutieri

Paperback | April 18, 2016

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Learning in Morocco offers a rare look inside public education in the Middle East. While policymakers see a crisis in education based on demographics and financing, Moroccan high school students point to the effects of a highly politicized Arabization policy that has never been implemented coherently. In recent years, national policies to promote the use of Arabic have come into conflict with the demands of a neoliberal job market in which competence in French is still a prerequisite for advancement. Based on long-term research inside and outside classrooms, Charis Boutieri describes how students and teachers work within, or try to circumvent, the system, whose contradictory demands ultimately lead to disengagement and, on occasion, to students taking to the streets in protest.

Charis Boutieri is Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of the Middle East at King's College London.
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Title:Learning In Morocco: Language Politics And The Abandoned Educational DreamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 18, 2016Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253020492

ISBN - 13:9780253020499

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Table of Contents

Writing about Language: Terminology and Transliteration

1. Schools in Crisis

Part I
2. Study Antigone to become a Scientist!
3. Paradox and Passion in the Tower of Babel

Part II
4. Inheritance, Heritage, and the Disinherited
5. Once Upon a Time, There Was a Happy Old Berber Couple

Part III
6. Desires in Languages
7. Out of Class, Into the Street

Notes
References
Index

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This sophisticated book provides an elegant and useful analysis of the situation of teaching and learning in Moroccan schools. The book explores the numerous strategies used by students to surmount difficulties and to increase their chances of success. It reveals the remarkable influence of linguistic conflicts and the role they play in students' integration, participation, and achievement.