Multilingual Education in Morocco: Back to the Future?

January 19, 2018
Said Hannouchi

"Language education in Morocco reflects a complex interplay between ethnic diversity/identities, political interests, and language ideologies and attitudes," writes Said Hannouchi, Preceptor in Arabic in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. "Economic realities and development in Morocco’s particular context also play a significant role in shaping education policy broadly, and language policy specifically. Above all, any discussion of the status of language education policy in Morocco must be conducted against the backdrop of the country’s historical experience with languages during colonialism and until the present." Read Hannouchi's full article in the Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, a Harvard Kennedy School student publication.