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UNESCO Bangkok, 2021
The Asia-Pacific Region is home to half of the world's 7,117 living languages. Impressive regional progress on Sustainable Development Goal #4's vision to "ensure inclusive and equitable quality education" has been severely jeopardized by the COVID-19 pandemic. The more marginalized the child, the greater the threat. This Guidance Note…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Inclusion, Equal Education
Shaeffer, Sheldon F. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2020
Two major, inter-related issues are analysed in this paper -- mother tongue (MT) and early childhood care and education (ECCE). Evidence tells us that learning first in one's MT leads to better outcomes in the future -- for individuals, cultures, and nations. But MT is used rarely in ECCE programmes and the early grades of primary school so that…
Descriptors: Native Language, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Language of Instruction
Heugh, Kathleen; Mohamed, Naashia – UNESCO Bangkok, 2020
The Asia-Pacific region hosts the largest number of refugees and displaced people in the world, and is the place of origin for nearly half of all international migrants. However, data related to the unique language-in-education needs of refugee and migrant children in and from this area is sparse. The report aims to create a stronger knowledge…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Language Planning, Language of Instruction
Kosonen, Kimmo, Comp. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2020
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are essential management tools for any educational programme or project. This booklet compiles 13 research instruments used in the regional study on the use of language(s) in classrooms in ethnolinguistic communities. The tools can be used by programme personnel such as teachers, programme coordinators,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Program Evaluation, Language Usage, Classroom Communication
Malone, Susan – UNESCO Bangkok, 2019
The number of Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB MLE) programmes has increased in recent years, especially in the Asia-Pacific Region. The case study booklet in this MTB MLE Resource Kit describes programmes in Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan that are examples of what language communities can do to help their children prepare to enter…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Native Language, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning
Kosonen, Kimmo; Young, Catherine; Malone, Susan – UNESCO Bangkok, 2006
This compilation of resource papers and findings is from a regional workshop on mother-tongue/bilingual literacy programmes for ethnic and linguistic minorities in multilingual settings. It was organized by Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL), United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Bangkok, 6-10 December…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Language of Instruction, Pilot Projects, Linguistics
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