129728e - Education in a multilingual world _ UNESCO...

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_UNESCO Education Position Paper _ Education in a multilingual world
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Published in 2003 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. > 7, place de Fontenoy - 75007 Paris (France) www.unesco.org/education © UNESCO 2003 Printed in France (ED-2003/WS/2)
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Education in a multilingual world _UNESCO Education Position Paper_ 2003
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Introduction 8 Part I. Multilingual contexts: The challenge for education systems 10 Part II. The normative framework for languages and education 20 A. United Nations standard-setting instruments 22 B. UNESCO declarations and conventions 24 C. Outcomes from international conferences 25 Part III. UNESCO guidelines on language and education 28 Notes 35 Contents
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS MANY PEOPLE HAVE SHAPED THIS POSITION PAPER WITH COMMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS. IN PARTICULAR UNESCO WOULD LIKE TO THANK: AYO BAMGBOSE, ANNIE BRISSET, LOUIS-JEAN CALVET, ERNESTO COUDER, DENIS CUNNINGHAM, TARCISIO DELLA SENTA, NADINE DUTCHER, JUAN CARLOS GODENZZI, MARIA CARME JUNYENT, IRINA KHALEEVA, LACHMAN M. KHUBCHANDANI, DON LONG, FÈLIX MARTÍ, MIRIAN MASAQUIZA, ELITE OLSTHAIN, HENRIETTE RASSMUSSEN, DÓNALL Ó RIAGÁIN, SUZANNE ROMAINE, ADAMA SAMASSÉKOU, TOVE SKUTNABB-KANGAS . SPECIAL THANKS ARE DUE TO DOERTHE BUEHMANN FOR ASSISTANCE IN BACKGROUND RESEARCH. EDITORIAL COORDINATION: LINDA KING
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Preface Education for All means a quality education for all. In today’s world this means including consideration of the many varied cultural and linguistic contexts that exist in contemporary societies. These pose a challenge for policy-makers, concerned on the one hand with ensuring qualifications of a normative nature for the whole population of a country, while at the same time protecting the right to be different of those who belong to specific linguistic and ethnic populations. Increasingly globalized economies and societies, ever more driven by digital knowledge, make these challenges particularly complex. UNESCO has a strong commitment to the inherent value of cultural diversity and the need to maintain it. Education is both a tool for and a reflection of cultural diversity. In addition, research has shown that learners learn best in their mother tongue as a prelude to and comple- ment of bilingual education approaches. This document Education in a Multilingual World aims to clarify some of the key concepts and issues that surround the debate and presents in a simplified and synthetic form the many declarations and recommendations that have made reference to the issues of languages and education. These are stated as UNESCO guidelines and principles. They are the fruit of dialogue and discussion during many international meetings and United Nations and UNESCO conferences, and of informed expertise in the world of language policy and education. An expert group meeting held in Paris in September 2002* enriched the original document while serving to explore further UNESCO’s role in this field. We hope that this paper will serve to shape thinking in Member States
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