Articles Posted in the " Ethnic Identity " Category

  • Minority Rights

    Minority Rights

    International Standards and Guidance for Implementation. Since country engagement and a human rights-based approach constitute key elements in identifying durable solutions to address the plight of minorities, this publication was prepared by OHCHR to raise additional awareness, among its staff and colleagues in...


  • Scar of Tongue

    Scar of Tongue

    Consequences of the Ban on the Use of Mother Tongue in Education and Experiences of Kurdish Students in Turkey This study aims to set forth the political, social, economic, psychological, educational and linguistic inequality and discrimination arising from the interdiction...


  • 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...


  • Mother Tongue Matters

    Local Language as a Key to Effective Learning. The research evidence today clearly shows that using the learners’ mother tongue is crucial to effective learning. Indeed, some educationists have argued that the only countries likely to achieve EFA are those where...


  • Workshop on Bilingual Education

    Workshop on Bilingual Education

    Creating Learner Friendly Environment for All. This workshop aimed to raise awareness among stakeholders about the roles of bilingual education in NFE and to enhance the capacity of policy makers and practitioners in bilingual education. Besides these activities two learning materials...


  • Education – a Way out of Poverty?

    Education – a Way out of Poverty?

    Research presentations at The POVERTY Conference 2001. This volume gathers a selection of the papers presented at the Poverty Conference in October 2001 in Stockholm, and it is Sida’s hope that it will stimulate the discussion on the role of...


  • Can You Understand the Words I Utter?

    Can You Understand the Words I Utter?

    Mother tongue based multilingual education seems the way forward in Pakistan, where diverse ethnic identities lag behind in the rat race in which rats know no language but English. The writer [Zubair Torwali] is based in Bahrain, Swat and belongs...