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Books are essential to solving the global learning crisis

By Joseph Nhan-O’Reilly, Head of Education Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children and Chair of the Global Book Alliance A new coalition of governments, international agencies, NGOs and the private sector has launched this week with the aim of closing … Continue reading

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Children taught in their mother language are more likely to develop literacy skills

Today, on International Mother Language Day, which is focused on the importance of linguistic diversity for sustainable development, it is important to remember what difference being taught in your mother tongue can make to one’s ability to learn. Choices over … Continue reading

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Promoting literacy in a multilingual society

By Paula Korsnakova, Senior Research and Liaison Advisor, IEA Reflecting on the results of providing instruction in a language other than the one spoken at home Did you know that apparently 66% of children in the world are raised to … Continue reading

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Multilingual teaching does more than just improve learning

The most widely read GEM Report publication is our paper last year on language policy in education. Why? Because there are about 6,500 languages spoken in the world today, and, as we showed in that study, a staggering 40% of … Continue reading

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Target 4.5 – What is at stake for monitoring progress on equity in education?

4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations While there is progress toward monitoring … Continue reading

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Planning for Language Use in Education: Best Practices and Practical Steps for Improving Learning

By Alison Pflepsen, a research education analyst at RTI International, Imagine a classroom in which a teacher is required to teach in a language her students do not speak or understand well. During the reading lesson, students struggle to master … Continue reading

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Introducing Bilingual Intercultural Education in Peru

View the original version of this blog in Spanish. Elena Burga Cabrera, Director-General for Bilingual and Rural Intercultural Education (DIGEIBIR of the MINEDU – Ministry of Education, Peru  In Peru, most Peruvians speak Castilian Spanish at home, but there are also … Continue reading

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