Use of African Languages and Multilingual Education
African Conference on the Integration of African Languages and Cultures into Education (20-22 January 2010, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
During this conference, an interdisciplinary group of experts developed a policy guideline for the promotion of mother-tongue-based multilingual and multicultural education systems, which was subsequently amended and adopted by Ministers of Education from 18 African countries. The Conference was hosted by the Minister of Education of Burkina Faso and organised in collaboration with ADEA and UIL. more
Adult Literacy in Multilingual Contexts
Adult Literacy in Multilingual Contexts: A Cross-regional Perspective (Africa, Asia, Arab Region): The aim of this project, launched in 2009, is to develop an action-research manual which will support the continuous development of quality adult literacy programmes and literate environments in multilingual contexts.
UIL and ADEA present the results of a comprehensive stocktaking research project that assesses the experiences of mother tongue and bilingual formal and non-formal education in 25 sub-Saharan African countries as well as the creation of multilingual literate environments. The authors of the study...
In a 1953 landmark publication, UNESCO underscored the importance of educating children in their mother-tongue (UNESCO, 1953). Yet, more than 50 years since the first UNESCO statement, and despite a plethora of books, articles, numerous conventions, declarations and recommendations addressing...
Kwa nini na kwa namna gani Afrika inapaswa kuwekeza katika lugha za Kiafrika na elimu kwa lugha nyingi
(Swahili version of the publication entitled “Why and how Africa should invest in African languages and multilingual education”)