Producing educational materials in local languages: costs from Guatemala and Senegal
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 19, Number 4 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This paper examines production costs of local language materials, budgetary implications of such programs and cost-saving strategies that have and can be usefully employed in Guatemala and Senegal. Information from Guatemala indicates that investments in bilingual education programs are time-intensive but not prohibitive. The Senegal case study estimates the impact on the unit cost of local language materials if production is expanded to include all potential students in two neighboring countries, Senegal and The Gambia, that share a common local language. Results indicate that inter-country cooperation is beneficial, especially when factoring in demand constraints in any single country.
Yaqub Vawda, A. & Anthony Patrinos, H. Producing educational materials in local languages: costs from Guatemala and Senegal. International Journal of Educational Development, 19(4), 287-299. Elsevier Ltd.