Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education: Implications for Education Policy

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Date Created:
2007
Conference:
Seminar on Education Policy and the Right to Education: Towards more Equitable Outcomes for South Asia's Children, Kathmandu, Nepal Department of Education and Sports, Tribhuvan University, UNESCO, SIL Intl., 1-3 October 2007
Extent:
8 p
Description:
Using powerful quotes from a wide variety of sources, the paper makes a strong case for mother-tongue based multilingual education (MTB-MLE). It also presents a continuum of education policies in Asia in terms of their support or restrictiveness of MTB-MLE. The paper then presents general policy principles that are needed in situations were there are students from non-dominant language communities.
Publication Status:
Draft (posted 'as is' without peer review)
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Work Type:
Subject:
language of instruction
Language policy
MLE
MTB-MLE
Multilingual Education
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
42737