Wednesday, March 29, 2006

[MLE] Asia-Pacific EFA Mid-Decade assessment: Meeting Report Available online

Dear MLE friends,
UNESCO Bangkok has recently published a report on the latest Asia-Pacific EFA coordinators' meeting that took place in October 2005. The book is available online at

Section 1.5 of the book is on language issues.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

[MLE] Consolidated Reply: Education of Tribal Children,from Social Mobilisation for Poverty Alleviation,Orissa (Experiences)

Dear Interest group,
Below is a relevant and interesting e-mail discussion in which some of you participated. Good to read that language is getting quite some attention in this discussion. Happy reading/participating!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

[Avian Flu] Shell book available

Dear MLE interest group,
Several of you have shown interest in the below mentioned opportunity. I
just learned that an NGO has produced the shell-book in the Vasavi language.
The Vasavi-Kholchi tribe lives right in the centre of the place in
Maharashtra where the disease broke out. 5000 copies were printed and are
now under distribution.
Is anybody aware of other initiatives?
The website reference in the below message was not so detailed. The
following link is more direct:

Friday, November 11, 2005

[MLE] Avian Flu Shell book

Dear friends,
Avian Flu is not yet in India, but expected to come. You might be interested to know that there is a Shell-book on the topic available. “ShellBook” means: you can change the text and/or pictures to the local language and situation. The web-site is:

[MLE] EFA Global monitoring report launched - Literacy for Life

Dear MLE interest people,
You might like to take note of the below mentioned EFA Global Monitoring Report.

Friday, September 30, 2005

[MLE] Information re the World Congress

Dear MLE friends,
Below an announcement for a probably very good but unfortunately expensive conference.

Some people think that when I forward this type of information, that SIL has responsibilities in all these conferences. That is not necessarily the case I just share information.

Karsten van Riezen
Associate Director for India,
SIL, South Asia Group.

From: Susan Malone []
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 06:15
To: Subject: Information re the World Congress


Would you please pass this along to all potentially interested people?  There are two tracks that are of particular interest to us
-  Language and minorities--relates to language development; language revitalization efforts, etc. 

-  Language and Education--relates to bilingual and multilingual education.

 Important item:  they are charging $400 to attend this conference.  Dr. Suwilai tried to convince them to lower the fees but they did not agree.  So everyone will need to start planning ahead.  They are expecting about 1000 people here and the location is good so I hope SIL and our partner organizations can make a good showing.

Susan Malone

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 11:03 PM
Subject: Welcome to the World Congress

Dear Professors,

The   First   World  Congress  on     the   Power   of   Language :
Theory,   Practice    and Performance  in  the  Year of  Languages will be
held during  23-25 May, 2006 in Bangkok in Thailand to promote the impact
of the  power  of  languages  over  world  progress  and peace, and in
honor of  H.R.H.   Princess   Maha    Chakri   Sirindhorn's    50th
Birthday Anniversary as well as Her dedication to languages. The
organizing committee comprises university professors from various
universities in Thailand. The co-orgnizers are UNESCO and ACTFL. The Prime
Minsiter of Thailand has officially accepted to be the Patron of the
Congress and the Minister of Edcuation is the  Congress Chair.

The organizing committee would like to welcome papers and your
participation to the Congress. Please visit our website:

 We would appreciate your kind consideration and distribution of this
information to your friends and other interested persons.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Maneerat Sawasdiwat Na Ayutthaya

Faculty of Liberal Arts
Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
Rangsit-Nakorn Nayok Rd., Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani 12110, Thailand
Tel. 662 549-4948    Fax 662 577-5017, Mobile 669  121-5174