Articles Posted in the " Advocacy " Category

  • Teaching and Learning in Pakistan

    Teaching and Learning in Pakistan

    The Role of Language in Education. This document is a report on a consultancy visit to Pakistan between 4th and 17th March 2010. It consists of two main parts. The first describes the context in which English language teaching and...


  • The End of Decade Notes on Education for All: Goal 1

    The End of Decade Notes on Education for All: Goal 1

    Early Childhood Care and Education. This Asia-Pacific End of Decade Note on Education for All Goal 1 on early childhood care and education starts with an examination of five themes in the Asia-Pacific region: 1. Policy-making 2. Access for vulnerable...


  • Expanding Educational Opportunity in Linguistically Diverse Societies

    Expanding Educational Opportunity in Linguistically Diverse Societies

    The purpose of this report is to provide a background that will encourage those working in international education to confront directly what many consider “language problems” by considering the effectiveness and feasibility of initial education in the mother tongue or...


  • Why and How Africa Should Invest in African Languages and Multilingual Education

    Why and How Africa Should Invest in African Languages and Multilingual Education

    An evidence- and practice-based policy advocacy brief. This advocacy brief seeks to show the pivotal role of languages in achieving learning. It aims in particular to dispel prejudice and confusion about African languages, and exposes the often hidden attempt to discredit them...


  • Why Language Matters for the Millennium Development Goals

    Convinced that language is a vital tool for the achievement of the MDGs, hundreds of educators, development workers, linguists, government workers and civil society delegates gathered at a conference in Bangkok in 2010. Participants reported on the many ways in...


  • Multilingual Education in Nepal

    Hearsay and Reality? The present study entitled “Multilingual Education in Nepal: Hearsay and Reality?” was started in April 2011 and completed on 25th May 2011. The main aim of the study was to explore and analyze the realities of the...


  • 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...


  • OHCHR Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section Newsletter

    OHCHR Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section Newsletter

    Information on OHCHR Activities: Indigenous Peoples Minorities Common Activities General Updates Events Download PDF


  • Reflecting language diversity in children’s schooling

    Reflecting language diversity in children’s schooling

    Moving from ‘Why multilingual education’ to ‘How?’ This research and learning project started as a way to learn more about the chances for pilot mother tongue based multilingual education (MTBMLE) projects to become scaled up within the school systems in...