Recent Publications

Why language matters for the Millennium Development Goals,

Language is the key to inclusion. Language is at the center of human  activity, self-expression and identity. Recognizing the primary importance  that people place on their own language fosters the kind of true  participation in development that achieves lasting results. UNESCO Bangkok 2012

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Multilingual education in Nepal: hearsay and reality? A report

Language is one of the most contested issues in education (Liddicoat, 2007) especially in a multilingual country like Nepal where children from different indigenous/tribal/minority (ITM) groups representing more than 92 languages (CBS, 2001) fi nd it hard to understand the legitimized MoI, Nepali and English, in schools. UNESCO Bangkok, 2011

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Optimising learning, education and publishing in Africa: the language factor

This publication presents the results of comprehensive research that assesses the experiences of mother-tongue and bilingual education programmes in 25 sub-Saharan African countries in recent years. UNESCO-UIL,ADEA, 2011

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Why and how Africa should invest in African languages and multilingual education

This advocacy brief is a short collection of what we know and what research tells us about the use of African languages in education. It is a collection and review of relevant evidence and arguments to inform African decision-makers in their difficult policy choices when it comes to the use of African languages in education and governance. UNESCO-UIL, 2011

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