Multilingual Education for All in Asia and the Pacific: Policies, Practices and Processes: 4th International Conference on Language and Education

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 6 November 2013 - 8:30am to Friday, 8 November 2013 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Thailand, Bangkok
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
Kyungah Kristy Bang/ k.bang@unesco.org

The conference brings together MLE partners to increase understanding of the importance of expanding access to effective MLE and strengthen momentum for MLE in Asia and the Pacific region. The conference will facilitate the exchange of effective practices and experiences, link MLE theory to practice and foster policy dialogue. The conference will serve as a platform for forward-looking debate and the shaping of effective education policies and programmes for the post-2015 agenda.
Objectives:
•To showcase promising practices so as to increase understanding of the importance of expanding access to effective MLE and strengthen the momentum for MLE in the Asia-Pacific region.
•To adopt a common definition of MLE and enhance understanding of its characteristics in the Asian context;
•To support the mainstreaming of MLE by showcasing recent policy developments in the Asia-Pacific region;
•To determine the factors that enable effective, efficient and sustainable MLE by sharing challenges and lessons learned from current MLE practice;
•To identify promising practices in monitoring and evaluating MLE;
•To expand the role of the Asia-Pacific Regional MLE Network and increase synergies among actors around the region and the world to promote MLE.

Sub-Themes:
1. Multilingual Education: What and Why?
2. Towards Sound MLE Policy: Language and Language-in-Education Policy and Planning in Asia and the Pacific
3. Delivering Quality and Inclusive MLE: Teachers, Pedagogy and Innovations
4. Measuring Impact