UNESCO - Improving the Quality of Mother Tongue-based Literacy and Learning

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 18:01:17 UTC 2008

Forwarded From: edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

Recently released:

Improving the Quality of Mother Tongue-based Literacy and Learning: Case
Studies from Asia, Africa and South America. Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2007
(KK: I don't know why this is the year of publication).

This publication is a compilation of articles and ideas that were presented
at the regional workshop of representatives from country projects supported
by the Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All(APPEAL) in Dhaka,
Bangladesh from 18 to 22 June 2007, hosted by UNESCO Dhaka.


The electronic version of the book (PDF, 1.95 MB) is available on UNESCO's
website at :


Hard copies can be requested from: appeal at unescobkk.org






Summary Overview

Mother Tongue-based Education in Multi-lingual Contexts 1

Part I: Case Studies from Asia 13

Afghanistan 14

Bangladesh 28

Cambodia 44

China 50

India 53

Indonesia 58

Lao PDR 69

Malaysia 74

Nepal 81

Philippines 89

Thailand 97

Viet Nam 106

Part II: Case Studies from Africa 113

Burkina Faso 114

Cameroon 124

Ghana 134

South Africa 142

Tanzania 150

Uganda 157

Part III: A Case Study from South America 167

Bolivia 168


Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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