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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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When the challenge is teaching teachers English

Sarah Wiles is a communications specialist for Voluntary Services Overseas in Papua New Guinea, where she has been living for the past three years. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the most linguistically diverse country in the world with over 850 … 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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Language and learning photo blog: classroom challenges

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In order to celebrate International Mother Language Day, we have collated a photo blog of teachers and students talking about the challenges that language education policies can have on teaching and learning. From Iraq to Vietnam, Honduras and Pakistan, the … Continue reading

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