Dear MLE Interest group,
Some of you have asked for case studies on Multi Lingual Education (MLE) in
non-western countries. Attached is a beautiful booklet on an African
example. It is titled: Universal Primary Education in Multilingual
Societies; Supporting its Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
I am sorry for the large file size. I hope you are all aware of the filter
option in Outlook and other e-mail programmes which can prevent you from
getting in these large message when inconvenient, but than allow you to
download them later while having a good connection.
When I first met Prof Krishna Kumar, director NCERT, he asked me what has been done regarding the linguistic/educational challenges of the indigenous populations in Australia and US. The below is an interesting article regarding that issue on the US.
In the attached report from UNESCO to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues the October seminar on Multi Lingual Education in India was mentioned (P6, see also below). The report is focussed on the Millennium Development Goals and indigenous peoples.