RESEARCH FIELDWORK: AFTER 22 YEARS OF THE KADAZANDUSUN LANGUAGE IN SCHOOLS (FEEDBACK FROM THE INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE COMMUNITIES)
October 25, 2019 4:00 pm - March 31, 2020 12:00 am
Asia and the Pacific | Malaysia | Sabah | Sabah
The research fieldwork is a series of nine (9) fieldwork planned to gather feedback and opinions from the indigenous communities on the teaching and learning of the standard Kadazandusun language in schools. The communities are those whose indigenous languages are from the Dusunic, Paitanic, and Murutic language families. The fieldwork is part of a large-scale and 18-month long research which received a grant from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. One of the objectives of the research is to gather feedback from relevant stakeholders on the issues related to the position of Kadazandusun – the only standard indigenous languages for Sabah’s indigenous peoples that are in the Malaysian education system. The fieldwork will be conducted by research fellows from the Borneo Institute for Indigenous Studies (BorIIS) with the cooperation of the Sabah Education Department and the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.