From policy to action: Bangkok Statement fostering multilingualism for inclusion
In celebration of International Mother Language Day 2021, and its focus “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society,” UNESCO as part of the Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group is hosting the second session of its regional webinar series. This webinar will focus on implementing the action plan items of the Bangkok Statement on Language and Inclusion. Each panel speaker will provide various examples of mother tongue-based multilingual education programmes and language(s)-in-education policies that are congruent with the Bangkok Statement.
Additionally, this webinar will feature the launch of a guidance note on “Ensuring inclusive education for ethnolinguistic minority children in the COVID-19 era.”
1. To raise awareness regarding the importance of MTB MLE to achieve inclusive education for all learners.
2. To understand practical policy and programme applications of the Bangkok Statement for fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society.
3. To catalyse multilateral engagement and cooperation in implementing MTB MLE programmes in the Asia-Pacific region.
The target audience for the webinar includes regional, national and international level education stakeholders (including both policymakers and implementers) interested in the applications of the Bangkok Statement on Language and Inclusion for inclusive multilingual education policies and programmes.
English will be the working language of the webinar.
Dates and Format
Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021 Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Bangkok time)
Registration is free and required in advance. Once you register, a unique join URL will be sent to your email.
Registration link: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lnmO4TuvR52KXBqtTcGPjA
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Moderator: Mr. Kirk Person, Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group
11:00am – 11:10am
Welcome and Introduction from the Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group
11:10am – 12:00pm
Panel Speakers (10 mins each):
12:00pm – 12:15pm
Q&A and Discussion
12:15pm – 12:30pm
Key Messages, Guidance Note Launch, and Closing
The Bangkok Statement on Language end Inclusion
The Guidance Note: Ensuring Inclusive Education for Ethnolinguistic Minority Children in the COVID-19 Era
Concept note and agenda
1st Regional Webinar on developing digital learning materials for ethnolinguistic minority children https://bangkok.unesco.org/content/developing-digital-learning-materials-ethnolinguistic-minority-children
The Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group ( MLE WG) https://www.asiapacificmle.net/
For more Information
Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group Secretariat E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org