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  • International Mother Language Day 2014

    Local languages for Global Citizenship: Spotlight on Science UNESCO’s position towards multilingual education is strengthened as part of its efforts to promote global citizenship education. According to UNESCO, “Education for Global Citizenship aims to enable learners to play an active...


  • Language and Literacy

    The Multilingual Education Newsletter, Issue 12 included this interview by ERF Director, Myra Harrison with Professor Joe Lo Bianco, international expert on language and literacy. “Professor Lo Bianco talks about his experience in going to school for the first time and...


  • Mother Tongue as a Bridge Language of Instruction

    Policies and Experience in Southeast Asia SEAMEO Project – “Mother Tongue as Bridge Language of Instruction in Southeast Asian Countries: Policies, Strategies, and Advocacy” The recent Mid-Decade Assessment has shown that reaching vulnerable learners and improving quality of education and learning...


  • Marginalised Minorities in Development Programming

    A UNDP Resource Guide and Toolkit The main objectives of the Guide and the Toolkit are to: Introduce and enhance understanding of the key issues and rights of minorities; Identify institutions and mechanisms at international, regional and national levels fo the...


  • Language in Education in Pakistan

    Language in Education in Pakistan

    Recommendations for policy and practice. Background Early in 2010 the British Council in Pakistan invited Hywel Coleman to undertake a review of the condition of English in Pakistan and to prepare a report with recommendations as to where the British...


  • Opportunities Lost

    The Impact of Grade Repetition and Early School Leaving The latest edition of the Global Education Digest reveals the urgent need to address the high numbers of children repeating grades and leaving school before completing primary or lower secondary education....


  • Education for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

    IIEP Occasional Paper: Meeting the global challenges of the 21st century. The 21st century is witnessing global concern over the interrelated effects of climate change, the economic crisis, energy depletion, food and water shortages, natural disasters and confl icts all of...


  • Education Notes

    Education Notes

    In Their Own Language…Education for All Fifty percent of the world’s out-of-school children live in communities where the language of schooling is rarely, if ever, used at home. This underscores the biggest challenge to achieving Education for All (EFA): a legacy of...


  • Education – a Way out of Poverty?

    Education – a Way out of Poverty?

    Research presentations at the Poverty Conference 2001 An interesting and challenging paradigm shift is taking place, where poverty is not only seen as a lack of economic resources, health and education. The new concept also includes less easily measured conditions,...


  • Addressing Exclusion in Education

    Addressing Exclusion in Education

    A Guide to Assessing Education Systems Towards More Inclusive and Just Societies For your reflection: Imagine a picture of an inclusive and just society. What does an education system look like in this picture? Please describe some features of this...