id21 insights education 5. Mother tongue first.

The lead article in this issue examines children's right to learn in their own languages


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.

Published 1 January 2006