Note: This is work in progress. Please let us know about books/readings you would recommend. Thanks to Pamela MacKenzie who compiled a first draft of this.
Books available in India
Ofelia García, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, and E. Torres-Guzmán (eds) 2006 Imagining Multilingual Schools. Languages in Education and Glocalization. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan
Skutnabb-Kangas T., Phillipson R, Mohanty A. K. and Panda M. (2009) Social Justice Through Multilingual Education. Orient Blackswan, Delhi.
Jhingran, 2005 Language Disadvantage: the Learning Challenge in Primary Education, APH Publishing Corporation: New Delhi,
Kathleen Heugh and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (Eds.) 2010 Multilingual Education Works: From the Periphery to the Centre. Orient Blackswan, Delhi.
Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Education: Including the Excluded http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001521/152198e.pdf
Malone, S. (2005) Education for Multilingualism and Multi-literacy in Ethnic Minority Communities: The situation in Asia. In First Language First: Community-based literacy programmes for minority language context in Asia. Bangkok: UNESCO, pp.71-86.
Enhancing learning of children from diverse language backgrounds: Mother tongue-based bilingual or multilingual education in the early years. Analytical review commissioned by UNESCO
Jessica Ball, University of Victoria http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002122/212270e.pdf
Mohanty, Ajit K. 1990. "Psychological consequences of mother tongue maintenance and multilingualism in India." In Pattanayak, D. P. (editor). 1990.Multilingualism in India. Clevendon, Avon, England
Mohanty 2005 Perpetuating Inequality: Language Disadvantage and Capability Deprivation of Tribal mother Tongue Speakers in India Paper presented in Cornell Conference on Language and Poverty, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, October 14-16, 2005
Mohanty (2006) Multilingualism of the Unequals and Predicaments of Education in India: Mother Tongue or Other Tongue? Chapter 13 Ed, Garcia and Skutnabb Kangas
id21 insights education. Communicating development research 5, September 2006, 3. Download in English: http://www.id21.org/insights/insights-ed05/index.html
India Folklife: http://wiki.indianfolklore.org/images/8/81/IFL.32.pdf
Helen Pinnock with Gowri Vijayakuma (2009) Language and education: the missing link; How the language used in schools threatens the achievement of education For All http://www.cfbt.com/evidenceforeducation/pdf/Language&Education_FINAL.pdf
Steps Towards Learning: A guide to overcoming language barriers in children’s education (2009) http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/54_7939.htm
World Bank (2005) In their own language, Education for All. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank. On WWW at: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EDUCATION/Resources/Education-Notes/EdNotes_Lang_of_Instruct.pdf
Pamela MacKenzie (2009) Paper provided to UNHCR Geneva; Multilingual Education among Minority Language Communities with reference to the development of MLE programmes in India http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Tk5BEZ0ow5QJ:www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/minority/docs/statements/experts/Pamela_McKenzie_long_paper.doc
Policy Brief: Language and children’s education http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/54_11349.htm
The Use of Language in Children's Education: A policy statement http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/54_3224.htm