Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in the Education System and Society of Botswana

  • Eureka Mokibelo
  • US-China Education Review B, August 2015, David Publishing Company
  • DOI: 10.17265/2161-6248/2015.08b.002

Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Education

What is it about?

This article is an advocates for ethnic minority groups languages. Botswana education system needs to celebrate the linguistic and cultural diversity that exist in primary schools in Botswana. Linguistic and cultural diversity should not be seen as a problem instead should use this phenomenon to enrich the teaching and learning process. The linguistic and cultural diversity is seen as entertainment only where prices are awarded to artists

Why is it important?

Botswana should review its language-in-education policy to accommodate the linguistic and cultural diversity that exits in society. Linguistic and cultural diversity is a resource. Learners can learn about others learners' cultures and this can create a spirit of tolerance and acceptance among them.


Mrs Eureka B. Mokibelo
University of Botswana

This publication is an outcry of multicultural education to be recognized for other learners from ethnic minority groups to benefit from the education system. Currently the education system is kicking them out simply because they speak different languages. Mother tongue education should be introduced where necessary for the benefit of all student population.

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