Harnessing Mother Tongue Diversity for Education in a Globalized Society: A literature review


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Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Pedagogika Journal
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Web https://ojs.cuni.cz/pedagogika/article/view/1968
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.14712/23362189.2021.1968
Keywords mother tongue; diversity; language awareness and education
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Description Diverse cultures and languages traverse borders, including the global educational space, hence the need to create cultural and mother tongue awareness. This paper adopts a theoretical research design, in its review of some articles to discuss the best ways mother tongue diversities can be harnessed in our schools to create a universal system of education that reduces educational inequities and leads to economic growth and cohesion. This review appraises the challenges associated with harnessing mother tongue diversities, and also discusses the benefits of harnessing mother tongue diversities for the students as a preferred solution for maintaining a culturally inclusive learning environment that allows students to flourish in the educational environment by putting their mother tongue into use.
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