COA offers talk on language, education in Rwanda

School in Rwanda.
School in Rwanda.
Posted Jan. 14, 2013, at 12:18 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 14, 2013, at 9:16 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 4:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Location: College of the Atlantic - McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: Dave Feldman; 207-288-5015;

BAR HARBOR, Maine — In Rwanda, in 2008, English became the language of instruction in all public schools, effectively replacing French and Kinyarwanda. Pam Pearson, a PhD. candidate from Georgia State University will discuss the resulting disarray in a talk that 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22,  in McCormick Lecture Hall at the College of the Atlantic. Her talk, “Blurring Linguistic Borders in Rwanda: An ethnography of language policy,” is par of the college’s Human Ecology Forum.

For information on the talk, contact Dave Feldman at, 207-288-5015 or visit