Mother Tongue

  • Linda HiebertFriday, September 7, 2018 - 10:46 

    On February 21st, celebrations of International Mother Language Day remind us that the human family speaks approximately 7,000 languages. What magnificent diversity - more than 7,000 words for “love,” “child,” “rain.” More than 7,000 ways for children to express their aspirations and experiences. 

    For educators, the lack of reading materials in too many of these 7,000 languages presents significant challenges to a child’s learning and a teacher’s ability to teach.

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  • Rémy HabouTuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:13 

    This blog post is the third in a series of collaborations between ADEA and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

    International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999, is celebrated each year on February 21 in order to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism...

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  • Rémy HabouThursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:26 

    This blog post is the first for the year 2018 of a series of collaborations that began in 2017 between ADEA and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). 

    International Mother Language Day – proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 – has been celebrated every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, as well as multilingualism...

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