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Benson, Carol – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
This study is the expanded version of the advocacy brief "Mother Tongue-Based Teaching and Education for Girls" [ED495413]. It highlights in more detail the correlations between girls, language and marginality, and shows that there are indeed positive links between the use of mother tongue in education and female participation and…
Descriptors: School Involvement, Mothers, Disadvantaged, Bilingual Education
Benson, Carol – UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
Mother tongue-based education perpetuates equity in education, especially among girls who are often regarded as disadvantaged in access to education. The Asia and Pacific region is characterized by its rich ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity. Such diversity is found missing in many school systems in the region which often leads to gaps in…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies