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Multilingual education in the light of diversity – lessons learned

Herzog-Punzenberger B. , Le Pichon-Vorstman E., and Siarova H.  (2017) Multilingual education in the light of diversity, Lessons learned: analytical report. NESET II report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN: 978-92-79-61985-4, Pages: 78 .

This report reviews international research to reveal how national education systems can better support multilingualism in their schools. It tries to answer the following questions:

  • How is multilingualism understood in different contexts and what are the main challenges and opportunities involved in promoting multilingualism in schools?
  • What specific education policies and practices appear to be inclusive approaches promoting multilingualism and continuity of language learning
  • What is the role of different stakeholders in supporting multilingualism at individual and societal level?
  • What key recommendations can be made that can serve as important (first) steps to improve present policies and ensure that they are linguistically and culturally sensitive?

The study highlights a number of key findings, outlines some policy implications and puts forward several policy recommendations.

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