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AWARENESS RAISING & MOBILIZATION

Awareness-raising and mobilization for language and education in non-dominant language communities 

Powerpoint presentation on the importance of awareness-raising for MTB MLE with suggestions for meeting challenges and developing strategies at local, sub-national, national and international levels

Graphic: Networking and Advocacy for MTB MLE 

Graphic showing the interaction of agencies and organizations needed for successful and sustained MTB MLE

Definitions of literacy and why they are important

Rationale for encouraging those who support MTB MLE to analyze their own understanding of “literacy” and their reasons for helping children and adults to become “literate”

Education in ethnic minority communities: Questions to consider and problems to solve 
Presentation at UNESCO’s 60th Anniversary celebration, Bangkok  

Also see ”Chapter 3, Mobilization” in Planning Mother Tongue-based education programs in minority language communities.

MTB MLE Resource Kit. Including the excluded: Promoting multilingual education.  

UNESCO Asia and the Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, 2016.

Overview of this MTB MLE Resource Kit

Introduces the purpose and background for this Resource Kit.  Includes a glossary of terms used in the booklets.

Booklet for policy makers

Part 1 presents information for policy makers about the background, purposes, benefits and essential features of MTB MLE programs that are successful and sustained.

Part 2 responds to questions about MTB MLE with answers based on research conducted in MTB MLE programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific.

Booklet for programme implementers

Describes the problems that students from non-dominant language communities face in dominant language-only education programs and explains why MTB MLE helps students achieve their educational goals. Identifies the features of MTB MLE programs that must be included in the implementation process, with examples from different countries.

Booklet for community members

Written for parents and other members of non-dominant language communities to explain why and how MTB MLE helps children overcome language “barriers” and achieve success in formal education. Emphasizes the important contributions of community members in incorporating the children’s language, culture, knowledge and experience into the curriculum as their foundation for learning new concepts and skills in school.

Case study booklet

Case studies of MTB MLE programs in five countries:  Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Viet Nam and Philippines.

MTB MLE Advocacy Kit. Including the excluded: Promoting multilingual education
UNESCO Asia and the Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, 2007.

Advocacy kit for promoting multilingual education: Including the excluded.  UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, 2007

Original set of MTB MLE booklets for UNESCO.  Book 1 introduces the set. Book 2 describes language and education policy and practice in Asia and the Pacific. Book 3 describes good practices for developing inclusive education policies. Book 4 focuses on program implementation and Book 5 describes the role of community members in developing and sustaining strong programs.

Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Education (Bangla translation)

Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Education  (Khmer translation)

Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Educations (Lao translation)

Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Educations  (Nepali translation)

Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Educations  (Vietnamese translation)

Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Educations  (Awadhi translation)

Anadili Temelli Çokdilli Eğitime Destek Kitapçıkları: Ötekileri Dahil Etmek (Turkish translation)

First and second conferences in the Asia-Pacific region focusing on MTB MLE (2003, 2008)

Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education in Minority Communities of Asia (2003)

The first in a series of conferences in Bangkok on Language and Education in Multilingual Contexts. This website includes links to papers presented on relevant topics during the plenary and parallel sessions of the three-day conference, 6-8 November 2003.

Second International Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education in Ethnolinguistic Minority Communities  (2008)

The second in a series of conferences in Bangkok on Language and Education in Multilingual Contexts. This website includes links to the papers presented on relevant topics during the plenary and parallel sessions of the three-day conference, 1-3 July 2008.

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