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SIL contributes to newly-released UNESCO literacy and education publications

Cover of Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Education: Including the Excluded (July 2007) UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education recently released the Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Education: Including the Excluded. This publication is the result of a major partnership effort between UNESCO and SIL. UNESCO has distributed the Advocacy Kit to 45 countries.

Along with the Advocacy Kit, UNESCO has also published Mother Tongue-Based Literacy Programmes: Case studies of Good Practice in Asia.

Dr. Susan Malone, SIL International Multilingual Education Consultant, was the main author of the Advocacy Kit. Other SIL contributors to the total project were multilingual education (MLE) consultants, Dr. Dennis Malone, Dr. Kimmo Kosonen, Mrs. Kay Ringenberg and Ms. Catherine Young, and Dr. Kirk Person, SIL Associate Director, Mainland Southeast Asia.

Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Education: Including the Excluded

The Advocacy Kit is a collection of five booklets that provides information and ideas for making education systems more responsive to communities that are not fluent in the language of schooling. Numerous education specialists and experts from inside and outside the Asia-Pacific region contributed their research findings and experiences in MLE.

Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Education: Including the Excluded
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2007, 5 booklets.
ISBN 92-9223-110-3
http://www2.unescobkk.org/elib/publications/110/

Mother Tongue-based Literacy Programmes: Case Studies of Good Practice in Asia

Cover of Mother Tongue-Based Literacy Programmes: Case studies of Good Practice in Asia Mother Tongue-Based Literacy Programmes: Case studies of Good Practice in Asia presents accounts and detailed studies from mother-tongue/bilingual education programs in seven Asian countries. The Asia-Pacific Program of Education for All at UNESCO Bangkok has been supporting the development of these programs in 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mother Tongue-based Literacy Programmes: Case Studies of Good Practice in Asia
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2007, 165 p.
ISBN 92-9223-113-8
http://www2.unescobkk.org/elib/publications/113/


Partnership between SIL and UNESCO on various projects brings together a network of expertise and resources that serve the world’s linguistic minority communities. As a nongovernmental organization, SIL has been in formal relations with UNESCO since 1993 and in special consultative status since 1998. Such affiliations provide a platform for SIL to contribute to the global dialogue on language development and MLE.

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