Friday, October 9, 2009

[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.
Regards,
Karsten

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

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Date                22ND – 23RD JULY 2010

THEMES AND SUB-THEMES
  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

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