Articles Posted in the " Basic Education " Category

  • The Kom Experimental Mother Tongue Education Pilot Project Report for 2012

    The Kom Experimental Mother Tongue Education Pilot Project Report for 2012

    For five years, an experimental program in multilingual education has been functioning in Boyo Division in the North West Region of Cameroon. In this program, 12 experimental schools use the local language—Kom—as a medium of instruction in Classes 1-3. After Class...


  • Language and education: the missing link

    Language and education: the missing link

    How the language used in schools threatens the achievement of Education For All. Why are children’s learning levels in many countries so far below expectations? Why do so many children fail to complete school, despite efforts to improve the quality...


  • Education First

    Education First

    An initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General. It is time for the international community to face the fact that we have a crisis in education. We must be clear that if children are forced out of school, their governments and communities are...


  • Towards a Multilingual Culture of Education

    Towards a Multilingual Culture of Education

    This book is an attempt to show how multilingualism is lived and practised. It also explains how, under severe circumstances and oppressive conditions, individuals, communities, societies and nations are inventing new ways of reconciling their communication needs and requirements with...