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MTB MLE resource kit: Including the excluded: promoting multilingual education
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2016 | 175 p.
978-92-9223-557-4 (electronic); 978-92-9223-556-7 (print)
Susan Malone
Corporate author: 
UNESCO Office Bangkok and Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific

Who Can Use this Resource Kit?

This MTB MLE Resource Kit is for people who are committed to the idea that all children have the right to quality education in a language they speak and understand. MTB MLE programmes that are sustained within the formal education system require contributions from all stakeholders, working together and supporting one another. The next three booklets were developed for three specific stakeholder groups: policy makers, programme implementers and community members. These three booklets, with the case studies, provide a “big picture” of successful MTB MLE programmes and suggestions for the roles each group can take as they plan, implement and maintain their programmes. 

How Can You Use this Resource Kit?
Each booklet is organized around key questions about MTB MLE that are frequently asked by policy makers, implementers and community members. Responses to each question include examples of specific activities that are part of successful MTB MLE programmes in a variety of contexts. Working together, stakeholders can identify the specific activities that are best suited for their own situation and make the best use of all available resources.

Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Toolkits and practical guides
Case studies and research papers
Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
Multilingual / Bilingual / Mother tongue


multilingualism; language of instruction; mother tongue instruction; educational policy; guides; Asia and the Pacific