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Language and education: The missing link

This report is intended for senior Ministry of Education officials and national leaders concerned with education in linguistically diverse countries, as well as donor agencies supporting basic and post-basic education in low and middle income countries. It examines the most appropriate policy and investment actions for national governments, and discusses the challenges which might be experienced in pursuing good practice around school language.

The report states that few, if any, donors are currently demonstrating an understanding of the central importance of language of instruction in delivering quality basic education; language currently has the status of a side issue. The report also includes a chapter focused on the contributions of donor organizations in establishing and supporting MTB-MLE policy.

Pinnock, H. (2009). Language and education: The missing link. London: Save the Children UK.

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