2004
Volume 60, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1876-9071
  • E-ISSN: 2214-5729

Abstract

Abstract

This article analyzes the role of different languages in the education sector of Aruba. For this purpose, we report some observations and reflections on language use and language policy in this multilingual country. The focus is on our pilot study at the University of Aruba in March 2020, consisting of explorative interviews with key actors in the field of language teaching and education policy. In particular, we analyze statements about ongoing changes with regard to the status and the use of Dutch and Papiamento in the current education system, including the challenges posed by the increasing importance of English. The article also discusses the consequences of ‘standard language ideology’ for language use and language teaching in postcolonial contexts.

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