Multilingual education works when 'peripheries' take the centre stage

SOURCE: Multilingual education works: from the periphery to the centre
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Heugh, T.Skutnabb-Kangas
SOURCE EDITOR(S): K.Heugh, T.Skutnabb-Kangas
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, MULTILINGUALISM
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6818

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Abstract

This chapter summarizes the risks consequences of starting multilingual education. The chapter shows that the peripheries have something to offer the centre particularly in the current period of unprecedented change on all fronts. Significant advances in MLE have in fact been made in Africa, South Asia, Latin America and within marginalised communities in North America, and Europe.