Early-exit language transitioning programming: the rationale, the benefits and the limitations; background paper

Early-exit language transitioning programming
Issues of language choice in formal education contexts are highly relevant to successful learning outcomes. The choice of a language of instruction (LoI) that the learners understand and speak is well recognized as one determiner of inclusive and equitable education, and as a key component of accomplishing both Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the Global Education 2030 Agenda.
In multilingual nations across the global South, the early-exit language transition model is the most common national MLE policy choice. This paper examines the benefits, limitations and possibilities of early-exit language transition programming across the world, with particular focus on its implementation in countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
languages, inclusion in education, multilingual education, inclusive education systems
Marginalized & Vulnerable group:
Language of Instruction
Level of Education:
Across the education sector
Type of Resources:
Research & Policy Papers
All, Africa, Arab States, Asia & the Pacific, Europe & North America, Latin America & the Caribbean
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