Multi-country study on multilingualism & bi/plurilingualism in schools in Burkina Faso, Mali & Niger

Findings and recommendations for multilingualism & bi/plurilingualism in Central Sahel

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Sub-Saharan countries have been working for many years to introduce local languages into their education systems, alongside the official languages inherited from their colonial history.

This report showcases the results of studies conducted in central Sahel countries, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, aimed at evaluating the existing bi/plurilingual education initiatives in these countries and proposing strategies and tools to enable the rollout  of bi/plurilingual teaching in each of these countries.

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English, French