Literacy Education in Multilingual Settings - a cooperation between Norway and Zambia

Literacy Education in Multilingual Settings - a cooperation between Norway and Zambia

Dennis Banda, Sylvia Mwansa, Geoff Tambulukani from the University of Zambia visiting campus Hamar of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.

The Department of Humanities at INN (campus Hamar) and the School of Education at University of Zambia have been granted a NORPART (Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation) project. Only 21 projects out of 114 applications were granted!

The University of Zambia (UNZA) and former Hedmark University of Applied Sciences (now Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, INN) have a long history of cooperation which is now crowned by the allocation of a NORPART project with a budget of over 4 Million NOK.

The project "LEMS - Literacy Education in Multilingual Settings" aims at enhancing the quality of education on Master and PhD level at UNZA and at INN through internationalization and academic cooperation in the field of literacy education in multilingual settings. The project will start in 2017 and end in 2021 and is expected to include: a symposium, an international conference, student exchange of more than 30 Master students, 2 PhD students and 20 academic staff. 

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The School of Education at University of Zambia

NORPART is a partnership programme for cooperation between higher education institutions in Norway and selected developing countries and it is administered by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU). Only 21 of the 144 applications were granted and in the evaluation of the LEMS project it was particularly emphasized that the project will also contribute to much-needed internationalization in the teacher education in Norway, also by offering work placements in Zambia.

Professor Anne Marit Danbolt at INNs Department of Humanities is the project leader.

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