Closer to Home

How to help schools in low- and middle-income countries respond to children’s language needs.

December 2011 Cover Closer to Home publication

Many children around the world find education impossible because they are taught in a language they don't understand.

Closer to Home offers advice on how to make school systems in low- and middle-income countries work better in today’s multilingual world.

This means bringing the languages that children understand and use at home into school, and using these as the basis for learning new and unfamiliar languages.

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