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Young, Catherine, and Mansueto Casquite. 2017. Hearing local voices, creating local content: Participatory approaches in orthography development for non-dominant language communities. In Mari C. Jones, and Damien Mooney (eds), Creating orthographies for endangered languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/creating-orthographies-for-endangered-languages/563AC3BDC42CFC37A50C5AECA5C4B7A6.
Young, Catherine, and Barbara Trudell (eds). 2016. Good answers to tough questions in mother tongue-based multilingual education. Dallas: SIL International. https://www.sil.org/sites/default/files/files/sil_2016_good_answers_to_tough_questions_0.pdf.
Young, Catherine, Barbara Trudell, and Susan Nyaga. 2016. Language, education and development: Implications of language choice for learning. In Simon McGrath, and Qing Gu (eds.), Routledge handbook of international education and development, 133–149. Oxford: Routledge. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315797007.ch11.
Young, Catherine, and Matthew Wisbey. 2013. Seen but not heard: Addressing inequalities surrounding ethnolinguistic identity. Thematic consultation: Addressing inequalities. Online: UN Women, UNICEF, and the United Nations. http://www.mlenetwork.org/sites/default/files/Seen%20but%20Not%20Heard%20-%20Young%20&%20Wisbey.pdf.
Young, Catherine. 2011. Enablers and constraints of an effective and sustainable mother tongue-based multilingual education policy in the Philippines. Ph.D. thesis. Wales: University of Bangor. http://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/41808.
Kosonen, Kimmo, and Catherine Young (eds.). 2009. Mother tongue as bridge language of instruction: Policies and experiences in Southeast Asia. Bangkok: SEAMEO. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/527021468104056444/pdf/563290PUB0Box31guage0of0Instruction.pdf.
Young, Catherine. 2009. First language education in multilingual contexts. In Margaret Florey (ed.), Endangered languages of Austronesia, 245–256. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Grove, Carl, and Catherine Young. 2008. Promoting and delivering literacy in multilingual environments. Regional Perspectives on Literacy Programme Delivery. Paris:
Young, Catherine, and Carol Benson. 2008. Issues of orthography. In Caroline Haddad (ed.), Improving the quality of mother tongue-based literacy and learning, 187–191. Bangkok: UNESCO.
Kosonen, Kimmo, Catherine Young, and Susan Malone. 2007. Promoting literacy in multilingual settings. Bangkok: UNESCO.
Young, Catherine. 2016. Good answers to tough questions: Multilanguage classrooms. Paper presented at the 60th Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada, March 6–10, 2016.
Young, Catherine. 2016. Effective and sustainable mother tongue-based multilingual education practices in non-dominant language communities. Paper presented at the 5th Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment, Cambridge, England, July 31 2015.
Young, Catherine. 2016. Mother tongue-based multilingual education: Lessons learned from a decade of research and practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Paper presented at the Society for International Development, Washington DC, USA, November 30, 2014.
Young, Catherine. 2016. Participatory approaches in orthography development for mother tongue-based multilingual education: Insights from non-dominant language communities. Paper presented at the 4th Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment, Cambridge, England, July 4, 2014.
Young, Catherine. 2010. Early years foundations for effective primary education. Paper presented at the International Conference on Language, Education and the Millennium Development Goals, Bangkok, Thailand, November 9–11, 2010.
Young, Catherine. 2010. Mother tongue as the bridge language of instruction: Policy and practice. Paper presented at 54th Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Chicago, March 1–5, 2010.
Young, Catherine. 2009. Mother tongue education in multilingual settings: Quality education for all. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Language and Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 23–25, 2009.
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