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March 2018

Lecture: “The Makassed Schools Experience Teaching Science and Mathematics in the Native Arabic Language” by Minister Mohamed Al-Machnouk

March 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

In several nations around the world, debates rage on whether school science and mathematics ought to be taught in native tongues versus English or some other ‘dominant, global’ language. Passionate arguments have been advanced to articulate the benefits and burdens for student learning and outcomes as a result of using one approach or the other. In Lebanon, native Arabic speaking children mostly learn science and mathematics in English or French starting in the primary grades. In this talk, Minister Mohamed…

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