Prospects for the Expansion of Language Policies in the Bangsamoro Education Code

Dreisbach, S M and Dreisbach, Jeconiah Louis Prospects for the Expansion of Language Policies in the Bangsamoro Education Code. International Journal of Islamic Thought. ISSN 2232-1314

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In 2019,the Bangsamoro Parliament passed a legislation concerning the establishment of an education system that specifically caters to the learners of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.It defines where the Arabic language will be used for in ‘Madaris’(Islamic educational institutions),who are qualified Arabic teachers,the general curriculum structure of the Bangsamoro public school system,and a mention of the non Muslim Indigenous Peoples’ language and culture in their education system.Considering the Islamic orientation of the Bangsamoro education system within the overall Philippine education framework,the Bangsamoro Education Code primarily focuses on the Arabic, as the primary linguistic requirements for educators,administrators,and mediums of instruction in the schools.The mother tongue of the learners is also an option as a medium of instruction in their educational linguistic
landscape.However,existing studies found that Bangsamoro students struggle with theArabic and English languages. Moreover,non-Muslim Indigenous Peoples are severely
marginalized as there are no existing studies that could include them in the discourses.Grounded in applied linguistic and policy studies,this review article mentioned legislation in triangulation with existing linguistic studies on the region and developed prospective ways improve and expand the Bangsamoro Education Code.

Affiliation: Skyline University College
SUC Author(s): Dreisbach, S M ORCID:
All Author(s): Dreisbach, S M and Dreisbach, Jeconiah Louis
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Applied linguistics, Bangsamoro, Language policy, Philippines, Public policy
Subjects: A Business and Management > AT Organization Behavior
Divisions: Skyline University College > School of Business
Depositing User: Mr Mosys Team
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2023 13:59
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2023 13:59
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