Box #2: Language Policy & Literacy


The Literacy and Language Policy Curriculum Artifact Box (Box #2) contains materials and course plans that can be used to contextualize the ways literacy is practiced in Senegal schools and educational institutions, such as the daaras or Qu'ranic schools and the women's literacy programs in the interior of the country.

These materials range from Qu'ranic writing boards, pictures of individuals engaged in reading and learning activities, grammar books for one (i.e. Wolof) of the six national languages, and videos that put the use of Wolof and French (the "Official" language in Senegal) in context.


Course plans are linked to educational standards , and originally were designed for a 600 level college course in speech-language pathology but can be easily modified for a range of grades, skill levels, and learning styles.

About the author(s)

This artifact box, developed by Yvette D. Hyter, Ph.D. with the help of Mr. Lamine Kane, Consultant and Educational Sociologist, Dakar, Senegal, can be used to address the project themes of language policy, literacy, globalization, and migration .

Location Information

The Literacy and Language Policy Curriculum Artifact Box ( Box 2 ) is housed at the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA) and can be borrowed for use in your classroom. If you are interested in acquiring this Curriculum Artifact Box, please print the Inventory form for Box #2 and follow the check out procedures .

When obtaining this artifact box, please refer to the box title code: 101625.