Saturday, January 31, 2009

[MLE] India's primary school education info goes online

Dear MLE friends,
Most MLE efforts take place in primary schools. The government of India has now put the “school reports charts” of most(?)  primary schools in India on line. Check out the schools in your project.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

[MLE] MLE course announcement; Chiang Mai, 18 May - 12 June

Dear MLE friends,
In depth training on MLE is not yet available in India. Hence I forward this opportunity in Thailand. It is a 4 weeks course which is part of an MA programme at Payap University in Chiang Mai. It will be taught by Dr Dennis & Dr Susan Malone who have extensive experience in MLE, including running workshops in India.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

[MLE] Release of ASER report

Dear MLE Friends,
Even though the ASER report is not directly MLE related, since it is such basic information for anybody with an interest in Education, I am sure most of you will be interested to get a copy. You can download it from:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

[MLE] Language Conf in B'desh in June 09

Dear MLE friends,
It is not to often that languages conferences are hold within our region. This year there will be one in B’desh. The website says:

8th International Language and Development Conference
Dhaka, Bangladesh from 23 to 25 June 2009. The conference has a strong focus on providing a forum for examining important issues related to language policy, language learning and language teaching in the context of the developing world and, in particular, from the perspective of policy makers, language and literacy educators, development professionals and donors.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

[MLE] MLE videos on YouTube

Dear MLE friends,
Some people rather watch a video than reading a document on MLE. The videos that were produced a while ago by UNESCO Bangkok (In collaboration with SIL) are now on YouTube: Using modern technology for advocacy!

Monday, January 5, 2009

[MLE] Jharkhand | Now, read Shakespeare in Santhali

Dear MLE friends,

Now, read Shakespeare in Santhali
- Orissa writer translates Midsummer Night’s Dream, comes up with T-shirts & handbags to popularise Ol Chiki script”

Saturday, December 6, 2008

[MLE] 2009 Education for All Global Monitoring Report Available

Dear MLE friends,
The medium of instruction had statistically significant effects: if at least half of schools offer the opportunity to learn in a home language, attendance rises by approximately 10% (Smits et al., 2008).”  And some more interesting statements below.