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UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...

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Africa: Lessons From Africa Prove the Incredible Value of Mother Tongue Learning
Heugh, Kathleen
Article
2017
Allafrica
Using case studies of educational systems in Africa, Heugh defends the use of mother-tongue education in multilingual countries, whereby vernacular languages are used in primary schools to introduce o...
Endangered languages: There's nothing benign about benign neglect
Romaine, Suzanne
Article
2004
NORRAG News
in many cases, language death occurred not because of an increase in the available choices, but because of a decrease in choice brought about by the exercise of undemocratic power. Such power is almos...
Enduring Voices
Website
National Geographic
Documenting the planet's endangered languages and featuring Talking Dictionaries giving listeners a chance to hear samples of little-known languages.
A Network of Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Mexico
Avila, Eduardo
Article
2014
Global Voices
The Internet has emerged as a space where many in Mexico can communicate online using indigenous languages, as well as to create new digital content instead of being just consumers of content.


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