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  • 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...


  • Language and Literacy

    The Multilingual Education Newsletter, Issue 12 included this interview by ERF Director, Myra Harrison with Professor Joe Lo Bianco, international expert on language and literacy. “Professor Lo Bianco talks about his experience in going to school for the first time and...


  • Literacy Initiative For Empowerment (LIFE) 2010

    Regional Mid-term Evaluation. According to the EFA Global Monitoring Report 20111, there were an estimated 796 million illiterate adults worldwide in 2008, more than half of them living in South and West Asia. Two thirds are girls and women. Many...


  • Creating and Sustaining Literate Environments

    Worldwide, one in five adults are not literate while millions of children leave school without acquiring the basic literacy and numeracy skills necessary to empower them with the confidence and knowledge to make informed choices. This situation leads millions of...


  • UNESCO Guidelines on Intercultural Education

    These Guidelines have been prepared as a contribution to the understanding of the issues around intercultural education. This paper aims to synthesize the central issues surrounding Intercultural Education, and presents the fundamental guiding principles for an intercultural approach to education as...


  • Remembering Minorities in Climate Action

    In his article on Tiempo Climate Newswatch, James S. Pender argues that minorities warrant greater consideration in local, national and international responses to the climate threat.The author is Development and Natural Resource Management Advisor with the Church of Bangladesh Social Development...


  • Improving the Quality of Mother Tongue-based Literacy and Learning

    Case studies from Asia, Africa and South America This publication is a compilation of articles and ideas that were presented at the regional workshop of representatives from country projects supported by the Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) in Dhaka, Bangladesh...


  • MTB-MLE: A Key to Quality Education