A selection of books, articles, and reports on mother tongue and multilingual education. The site is updated regularly, so check back often.
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|Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All (2015)
Chapter 3 of this joint UNESCO/UNICEF report on out-of-school children focuses on the language barrier in education.
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|Language Issues in Comparative Education (2013)
Comparative studies of education systems around the world, with a focus on non-dominant languages and cultures in education.
|Opportunity, Equity and Identity beyond 2015 (2013)
Papers and presentations of the 10th International Language & Development Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa.
|Mother-Tongue Education: Policy Lessons for Quality and Inclusion (2013)
Policy Brief from the Global Campaign for Education to inform policy makers on increasing literacy rates, including latest developments from around the world.
|Introduction to Issues and Implications for Children Learning to Read in Multilingual Settings (2013)
A review of research and practices in second language literacy learning.
|Why Language matters for the Millennium Development Goals (2012)
Unesco brochure outlining the linkages between language and the MDGs
|Reflecting Language Diversity in Children's Schooling (2011)
Moving from 'Why Multilingual Education' to 'How?'
Results of an action research project on how multilingual education initiatives can be scaled up.
|Educational Equity for Children from Diverse Language Backgrounds (2010)
Mother tongue-based bilingual or multilingual education in the early years
Review of research and program reports on mother tongue based bilingual education.
|Social Justice Through Multilingual Education (2009)
Examples from around the world showing how multilingual schooling can be provided for indigenous and minority children.
|Bilingual Education in the 21st Century:
A Global Perspective (2009)
A comprehensive examination of the history and current state of bilingual education programs through the world.
|Seminar on Indigenous Education (2007):
Effective practice, mutual learning
OECD report providing government policy advisors and programme designers with insights on successful practices to support strong futures for indigenous peoples across the world.
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|Translanguaging in Curriculum and Instruction: Guide for Educators (2014)
Guide for educators explaining how translanguaging strategies can be used to help bilingual students. Intended for US educators but also useful for teachers elsewhere.
|Educación bilingüe y políticas de revitalización de Lenguas Indígenas (2014)
Collection of chapters on bilingual education and revitalization efforts for indigenous languages in Mexico (Spanish only).
|Reaching the unreached: indigenous intercultural bilingual education in Latin America (2010)
An important overview by leading expert Luis Enrique López.
|Intercultural Multilingual Education in Latin America (2009)
Background and overview of intercultural multilingual education in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay, and Norway
|Building the Nests: Early Childhood Indigenous Immersion Programs in BC (2006)
Study of two language nests in indigenous communities in Canada
|Bilingual Education in South America (2005)
An integrated vision of bilingual education in six South American countries: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
|Culture Camps for Language Learning Handbook: Immersion Handbook
A resource for indigenous communities on planning and carrying out language and culture immersion camps
|Language and Culture Immersion Programs Handbook
Practical tool for elders, community members, teachers and others involved in language and culture immersion.