Articles Posted in the " Language Policy " Category

  • Optimising Learning, Education and Publishing in Africa

    Optimising Learning, Education and Publishing in Africa

    The Language Factor. A Review and Analysis of Theory and Practice in Mother-Tongue and Bilingual Education in sub-Saharan Africa. This publication presents the results of comprehensive research that assesses the experiences of mother-tongue and bilingual education programmes in 25 sub-Saharan African countries...


  • Language of Instruction and Quality of Learning in Tanzania and Ghana

    Language of Instruction and Quality of Learning in Tanzania and Ghana

    EdQual Policy Brief No. 2 Research comparing classroom processes in lessons taught in English and in African languages shows how the language used impacts on teaching strategies, but also the potential of teacher professional development to address this. Download PDF...


  • Home Language and Education in the Developing World

    Home Language and Education in the Developing World

    Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2009 Overcoming Inequality: why governance matters In this report the relationship between the language spoken at home and educational attendance and attainment is studied for 26 developing countries from all...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Helpdesk Report: Mother Tongue Education and Girls and Poor Children

    Helpdesk Report: Mother Tongue Education and Girls and Poor Children

    This review shows that there is evidence that girls, poor and vulnerable children stay in school longer if they are taught first in their mother tongue or home language. The language used in schools, is one of the principal mechanisms...


  • 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...


  • Towards a Language Rich Europe

    Towards a Language Rich Europe

    Multilingual Essays on Language Policies and Practices. This collection of essays is the first of a number of initiatives under the British Council Language Rich Europe project, a two and a half year initiative to explore language policy and practice, facilitate knowledge...


  • Languages in a Global World

    Languages in a Global World

    Learning for Better Cultural Understanding. This book, with its many different perspectives, aims at enlightening readers about (and encouraging them to reflect on) the multiple factors besides the learning process per se that either facilitate or hinder the successful acquisition of languages...