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Caribbean Journal of Education

Schooling in Sint Maarten and Saba: English Replacing Dutch as Language of Instruction

Publication Date: 
September 1986

The month of May 1986 was a turning point for the Caribbean territoriesof Saint Maarten and Saba, two of the island territories of the Netherlands Antilles. Both territories signed protocols with the federal government to implement English as the language of instruction throughout the school system of the two islands, in place of Dutch. These moves are part of the process of language reform in the Netherlands Antilles.

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