Dear MLE friends,
Safe the Children has become a strong advocate for MultiLingual Education (MLE). SC UK just produced a good publication called “Steps Towards Learning: A guide to overcoming language barriers in children's education” The intro says:
This guide summarises and explains what is known worldwide about the difficulties that children experience with unfamiliar school language. It offers evidence, arguments and practical steps to help stop language preventing children from learning. The guide focuses on developing countries, as this is where the majority of children who do not speak the language of school live. It offers strategies to help improve children’s chances of doing better in school, even when it appears very difficult to change the way language is currently used in education.