31.12.2007 - Natural Sciences Sector

Article: Papua New Guinea: vernacular education in hundreds of national languages

This case study presents Papua New Guinea’s multilingual education programme, result of an education reform enacted in 1995. It is published in the publication “Mother tongue matters: local language as a key to effective learning” which addresses the potential and challenges of mother-tongue-based bilingual education. Papua New Guinean case was included as it is arguably unique in terms of the large numbers of languages being targeted for bilingual education. It can be accessed here.


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