Articles Posted in the " UNESCO " 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...


  • 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...


  • Planner’s Guide For The Introduction of African Languages and Cultures in the Education System

    This publication, intended to help planners in Ministries of Education to successfully plan and implement multilingual education, is based upon field experiences, recalls the main principles of languages planning in education, and gives precise orientations on “how to” and the...


  • 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...


  • Enhancing Learning of Children from Diverse Language Backgrounds

    Enhancing Learning of Children from Diverse Language Backgrounds

    Mother tongue-based bilingual or multilingual education in the early years. This literature review discusses mother tongue-based bilingual or multilingual education for children starting in early childhood. The report: (1) informs policy-makers of existing research and practices in mother-tongue instruction in...


  • Education First

    Education First

    An initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General. It is time for the international community to face the fact that we have a crisis in education. We must be clear that if children are forced out of school, their governments and communities are...


  • Improving the quality of education in low-income countries

    Improving the quality of education in low-income countries

    Advice from cognitive psychology research. The international Education for All initiative to bring about universal primary education has resulted in large enrollment increases in lower-income countries, but learning outcomes are limited. The available resources and methods often fail to teach...


  • Policy Guidelines on Inclusion in Education

    Policy Guidelines on Inclusion in Education

    Substantial progress has been made in achieving the Education for All goals as evidenced by the increase in access and enrollment rates in many countries and regions. Nevertheless, it is evident that new strategies and methods must be adopted to...


  • “Strong Foundations” and “Good Bridges” in Language Education: What Can We Learn From Current Theories and Practices?

    “Strong Foundations” and “Good Bridges” in Language Education: What Can We Learn From Current Theories and Practices?

    National Symposium on Language Issues and Quality Education for Ethnic Minority People The hopes and dreams that most parents in minority language communities have for their children are much the same as those expressed by most parents in majority language...