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Early Literacy And Multilingual Education In South Asia

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“Early Literacy and Multilingual Education in South Asia” analyses the varying language situations in South Asia and the existing policies and practices of using languages as medium of instruction (MoI) and as subjects in primary education curriculum.

It outlines a set of research-driven principles and guidance of multilingual education and appropriate approaches in varying sociolinguistic contexts. The study is based on literature review on early literacy and multilingual education, surveys of students’ literacy achievements in primary grades, analysis of sociolinguistic situations, and policy and programme documents from the countries in the region……