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Call for papers: 4th International Conference on Language and Education

(January 2013) The Asia Multilingual Education Working Group (MLE WG) has opened the call for papers, panels and workshop proposals for the 4th International Conference on Language and Education. The theme for the conference is “Multilingual Education for ALL in Asia and the Pacific–Policies, Practices and Processes.” The event will take place 6-8 November in Bangkok, Thailand. SIL is among the organizations sponsoring the conference.

According to conference organizers:

The conference brings together MLE partners to increase understanding of the importance of expanding access to effective MLE and strengthen momentum for MLE in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference will facilitate the exchange of effective practices and experiences, link MLE theory to practice and foster policy dialogue. The conference will serve as a platform for forward-looking debate and the shaping of effective education policies and programmes for the post-2015* agenda.

Proposals and abstracts will be accepted until 30 April 2013. Conference organizers are seeking presentations that highlight relevant local, national, international or comparative research and practice in four thematic areas:

For further details and an application for scholarships, please visit the conference website.

*2015 is the goal date for meeting the objectives of the Education for All initiatives.

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