Monday, August 24, 2009

[MLE] What do the tribal people themselves think?

Dear MLE friends,
Most of the articles, research papers and newspaper clippings in this list are building a case to support MLE. However, there are also other voices. Some claiming that the tribal people themselves do not want it. Attached is an article making that claim.

This brings out an important question: it seems that at this point the academic and NGO world is quite convinced that a multilingual approach will be best for the children on the long run, but have we been able to interact sufficient with the tribal communities themselves on this? Have we been able to find leaders who really represent the voice of the people themselves?

It would be fun to start a Wiki type of discussion on these type of topics.
Regards,
Karsten


Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.
SIL, South Asia Group.

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