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Below are some recommended resources to help with awareness raising and advocacy for the use of non-dominant languages in education.
This multicolored booklet, produced by SIL, provides a brief overview of several important issues in MLE: advocacy, capacity building, writing systems, resource linking and lifelong learning.
A set of five booklets designed to raise awareness of the importance of multilingual education.
A UNESCO publication written by SIL personnel, this publication gives an overview of literacy issues in the multilingual contexts of Asia, presents case studies from a number of Asian countries, and provides some guidelines for practitioners in conducting literacy and MLE programmes that accommodate minority languages.
An SIL International brochure on the importance of language for the UN Millennium Development Goals