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Reading Essentials: Cognitive Science and the Gift of Fluency for All

Helen Abadzi, a senior education specialist at the World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education (c/o World Bank; 1987-2013), prepared a set of e-courses for the training donor and government staff.  
The Reading Essentials course is now available for free.  To make access rapid and open, it has been uploaded to Udemy website. Click here to access the e-course.  

Why Language Matters for the Millennium Development Goals

This 45 page booklet was written by Sandy Barron for the Multilingual Education Working Group (MLE WG) based at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Bangkok.

Reflecting language diversity in children's schooling: moving from "why multilingual education" to "how"

This research report documents insights and key findings from a multi-country action research project to learn about the prospects of (and challenges to) taking mother tongue-based multilingual education pilots to scale. The research looks at Save the Children MTBMLE projects in Bangladesh and Vietnam, and government-led MLE projects in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa in India. A companion volume, "Closer to home," provides practical advice to push forward with multilingual education; it is also available on this site.

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