Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Research and Practice

by Matt Wisbey, Kimmo Kosonen, Kirk Person et al.
Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group (MLE WG), 2016

12 pp. 1.0 MB
http://www.unescobkk.org/fileadmin/user_upload/library/edocuments/MTB-
MLE_23_Oct.pdf
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What role can language play in improving education for minority language communities? What are language rights? What place does Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education have in realising other development goals? These important questions were addressed by the 4th International Conference on Language and Education. The conference brought together over 300 practitioners from 30 countries, reflecting the incredible diversity of the Asia-Pacific region and clearly demonstrating the importance of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE). This brochure summarises some of the key messages from this landmark event.

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