id21 insights education 5. Mother tongue first.


The lead article in this issue is 'Mother tongue first: Children's right to learn in their own languages'. A number of other short articles are also concerned with the subject of education in local languages, including: Linguistic genocide?; Gender, language, inclusion; Indigenous languages; Bolivia revolutionises bilingual education; Policy & practice in Viet Nam; Bridging languages; Language education in Africa; Cost implications; and Linguistic diversity in India.


IDS, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 8 pp. Also published in French and Spanish.

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