[MLE] Conference On Multilingual Education - Kenya, July 2010

Dear MLE friends,
Kenya is not next door, but given the very interesting list of topics, I thought I should still share this conference announcement with you. Details attached. For your convenience the topics are copied below.

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

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Date                22ND – 23RD JULY 2010

  1. Language policies and language choice in a multilingual education context.
  2. Linguistic challenges in a multilingual set-up.
  3. Benefits of mother-tongue education in early childhood.
  4. Teaching methodologies in multilingual education.
  5. Multilingualism in education in Africa: Reality on the ground.
  6. Multilingual education and IT/computing.
  7. Models for multi-literacy, multilingual, multimodal practices.
  8. Benefits of multilingualism in education
  9. Socio-cultural issues, multilingualism and special language needs/ disorders.

Principal Speakers:
Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Prof. Okoth Okombo, Department of Linguistics, University of Nairobi
Prof. Susan Malone, SIL International, Bangkok, Thailand