Author(s): Porter, Amy; Feenstra, Meredith; Minford, Mark
Organisation(s): USA. Agency for International Development
Pages: 127 p.
This assessment seeks to equip the Government of Morocco with the information it needs to develop a comprehensive operational plan for the gradual expansion of English language instruction in its public school system. To do this, the assessment examined two questions: 1. To what extent are the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research and its curricula, teachers, and students prepared to transition into a multilingual educational system where English is added as a language of instruction? 2. What resources for English language training exist outside the public school system (e.g. private or religious schools, training centers, family and community support, universities)? Based on findings and conclusions responding to the assessment questions, the assessment team then developed recommendations for existing English teaching in public schools, as well as three costed, recommended scenarios for the expansion of English at earlier grade levels.