Articles Posted in the " MTBLE " Category

  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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 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...


  • Multilingual Education Orissa

    Programme Evaluation Report The state of Orissa in India started a programme on Multilingual Education (MLE) in 2006-07 in two phases (2007-08 and 2008-09). This programme was offered in 545 schools covering ten tribal languages and eight districts, and had...


  • 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...


  • 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...