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Susan E. Malone, Ph.D.


41/5 Soi Sailom
Phahol Yothin Road
Bangkok THAILAND 10400



Current positions

Other experience


Language proficiency

Research interests

Selected publications

Publications in SIL International Bibliography

2006. “Bridging languages in education. ” ID21 Education Insights #5 September 2006.

2006. “Advocacy toolkits for Multilingual Education for policy makers, implementers and local communities. ”Bangkok: UNESCO.

2006. “Education in ethnic minority communities. Questions to consider, problems to solve. ” In Promoting Literacy in Multilingual Settings. Bangkok: UNESCO. Pages 10-16.

2005. “Education for multilingualism and multi-literacy in ethnic minority communities: the situation in Asia.” In First Language First: Community-Based Literacy Programmes for Minority Language Contexts in Asia. Bangkok: UNESCO. Pages 71-86.

Selected papers presented

2008. Developing curricula and instructional materials for MT-Based Nultilingual Education programs: Resources for supporting the process. Paper presented at the National Conference on Multilingual Education: Challenges, Perspectives and Opportunities. Delhi, India. 5-8 February 2008

2007. Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual education: Implications for Education Policy. Paper presented at the Seminar on Education Policy and the Right to Education for More Equitable Outcomes for South Asia’s Children. Kathmandu, Nepal. 17-20 September 2007

2007. Language Development and Multilingual Education in MizanTeferi. Paper presented at the Seminar on Multilingual Education, Mizan Teferi, Ethiopia. Sponsored by Department of Education, Mizan Teferi and SIL Ethiopia. 12-14 November 2007.

2005. Exclusion from education by language. Plenary presentation at UNESCO’s 60th Anniversary of UNESCO and the Celebration of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadorship. 25 November 2005, Bangkok.

Works online

2007. “Advocacy Kit for Promoting Multilingual Education: Including the Excluded. ” Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2007, 5 booklets. ISBN 92-9223-110- (main author)

2006. “Bridging languages in education. ” ID21 Education Insights #5, September 2006.

2004. “Language policy for successful multilingual education: What does it take? ” NORRAG News. Network for Policy Review, Research Advice on Education and Training. Number 34. September 2004.

2004. “Manual for developing literacy and adult education programmes in minority language communities. ” Bangkok: UNESC0. Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2004, 116 p. (revised edition)ISBN 92-9223-022-0