Articles Posted in the " Languages " Category

  • Efficient Learning for the Poor

    Efficient Learning for the Poor

    Insights from the Frontier of Cognitive Neuroscience. Cognitive psychology and neuroscience offer a framework for policy advice on improving poor students’ learning. The research is evolving and has limitations. In some areas it has concrete and counter intuitive implications, whereas in others it...


  • Impact Study on SSA MLE Project in Andra Pradesh

    Impact Study on SSA MLE Project in Andra Pradesh

    The MLE programme in Andra Pradesh is impacting 68,000 children in over 2,000 schools in 8 tribal languages. This impact study was done by Prof Dr Shashidhar Rao of the Education Department of Institute of Advanced Study in Education for SSA. It...


  • 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...


  • Planning Mother Tongue-Based Education Programs in Minority Language Communities

    Planning Mother Tongue-Based Education Programs in Minority Language Communities

    Resource manual for speakers of minority languages engaged in planning and implementing mother tongue-based education programs in their own communities. This book is about planning and implementing education programs that promote life-long education in minority language communities. It is specifically for...


  • 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...


  • Survey Report

    Survey Report

    Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education Programs in Pakistan. The aim of mother tongue based MLE programs in Pakistan is to teach reading and writing skills to minority-language students in their own languages, and also develop reading, writing, listening and speaking...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Moving towards bilingual education in Mali

    Establish a linguistic mapping for the administrative region of Mopti Examine the material available for teaching the bilingual curriculum Determine whether the teachers in that region were trained/prepared to teach the bilingual curriculum Determine whether the teacher training institutes in...


  • 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...