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The way that mother tongue based multilingual education has been offered may contribute to low parent demand in some settings. Using “bilingual education” instead may be a more positive way to describe education that enables all children to learn and become literate in more than one language.

Sustainable Development Goal 4 aspires to at least one year of pre-primary school and free, equitable quality primary and secondary education. Given a choice, what language(s) will parents choose for their children’s first experience of formal education?

There are common (mis-)understandings about…