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Comment apprendre, quand on ne comprend pas?
Lieu de publication | Année de publication | Référence: 
| 2016 | 9 p.
Publié sous la direction de: 
UNESCO
Région: 
Monde

Key Messages:

1. Children should be taught in a language they understand, yet as much as 40% of the global population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand.

2. Speaking a language that is not spoken in the classroom frequently holds back a child’s learning, especially for those living in poverty.

3. At least six years of mother tongue instruction is needed to reduce learning gaps for minority language speakers.

4. In multi-ethnic societies, imposing a dominant language through a school system has frequently been a source of grievance linked to wider issues of social and cultural inequality.

5. Education policies should recognize the importance of mother tongue learning. 6. Linguistic diversity creates challenges within the education system, notably in areas of teacher recruitment, curriculum development and the provision of teaching materials.

Type de ressource: 
Études de cas et documents de recherche
Thème: 
Alphabétisation culturelle / interculturelle / transculturelle / multiculturelle
Multilinguisme / bilinguisme / langue maternelle Inclusion/diversité
Inclusion / diversité

Mot-clé

mother tongue instruction; bilingual education; academic achievement; teacher education