[lg policy] Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 19 16:10:11 UTC 2011

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Manila Bulletin

Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education

Starting Where the Children Are is a collection of essays on Mother
Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTBMLE) on these general topics –
MTBMLE: What It Is and What It Is Not; Language in Education: Reform
and Reality; The International Experience in Language Use in
Education; Pinoy English; Language Endagerment and Preservation;
Languages and Identities; and Writing in the Mother Tongue. Edited by
Ricardo Ma. Duran Nolasco, Francisco Andes Datar, and Arnold Molina
Azurin, the essays are written by educators, media personalities,
linguists, and culture advocates. The book argues for the need to
shift from our present bilingual policy to mother-tongue based

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