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Title: Building a National Language Policy for Myanmar - A Brief Progress Report
Date of publication: 01 March 2016
Description/subject: "Since 2014 all across Myanmar discussion has been underway on language policy. Sponsored by the Language and Social Cohesion (LESC) Initiative of UNICEF under the Programme for Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy [PBEA], in close cooperation with the Myanmar Ministry of Education, 16 "Facilitated Dialogues", several research projects, a large number of direct consultations and site visits, interviews, observations and professional training activities have been implemented. At state level there have also been writing teams, information gathering, discussion groups, learning circles and other activities addressing co-ordination issues, multilingual program delivery, curriculum, textbooks, teacher support, and the role of policy and how citizens can participate in policy debates. Working in close cooperation with civil society partners, ethnic language and culture groups, teachers, civil servants and parents this process has been designed and guided by Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne and has involved many hundreds of people, both professionals and community representatives. Through this process a wealth of ideas has been generated about the best ways for Myanmar to make the most of its rich linguistic resources. This brief progress report discusses some of the key achievements and steps so far, and sets out the remainder of the process..."
Author/creator: Joseph Lo Bianco
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNICEF, Pyoe Pin, Thabyay Education Foundation, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB-reduced version; 2.4MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.themimu.info/sites/themimu.info/files/documents/Report_Brief_Progress_Report_-_Building_...
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2016