Multilingual Education Works:

 from the Periphery to the Centre

Kathleen Heugh and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (eds)

New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan, 2010


List of contents


Dainess Maganda: Who am I


Preface Adama Ouane


Notes on terminology

Introduction – Why this book? Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Kathleen Heugh

1.                  Carol Benson, Kathleen Heugh, Berhanu Bogale, and Mekonnen Alemu Gebre Yohannes: The medium of instruction in the primary schools in Ethiopia: a study and its implications for multilingual education

2.                  Teresa McCarty: Native American Language Education in Light of the Ethiopian Case – Challenging the Either-Or Paradigm

3.                  Susanne Pérez Jacobsen and Lucy Trapnell Forero: Language and culture in education: comparing policies and practices in Peru and Ethiopia

4.                  Carol Benson and Kimmo Kosonen: Language-in-education policy and practice in Southeast Asia in light of the findings from Ethiopia

5.                  Ajit Mohanty: Language Policy and Practice in Education: Negotiating the Double Divide in Multilingual Societies

6.                  Iina Nurmela, Lava Deo Awasthi, and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas: Enhancing quality education for all in Nepal through indigenised MLE: the challenge to teach in over a hundred languages

7.                  Shelley Taylor: MLE policy and practice in Nepal: Identifying the glitches and making it work

8.                  Jeylan Wolyie Hussein: English supremacy in Ethiopia – autoethnographic reflections

9.                  Paul Taryam Ilboudo and Norbert Nikièma: Implementing a multilingual model of education in Burkina Faso: successes, issues and challenges

10.              Ahmed Kabel: “There is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics’”: medium of instruction and mother tongue education in Morocco

11.              Kathleen Heugh, Carol Benson, Mekonnen Alemu Gebre Yohannes and Berhanu Bogale: Multilingual education in Ethiopia: what assessment shows us about what works and what doesn’t

12.              Kathleen Heugh and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas: Multilingual education works when ‘peripheries’ take the centre stage


About the authors