François Grin – Mother-Tongue Education: The Economic View

The above is the first of a 6-part YouTube video of François Grin‘s lecture at the Trace Foundation‘s Lecture Series “Minority Language in Today’s Global Society,” “Perspectives on Mother Tongue Education” brought together by a panel of experts on language and education, with a special focus on Tibet on February 21-22 2009.

In this lecture François Grin, Senior Lecturer at the University of Geneva and Adjunct Director of Geneva’s Education Research Unit, analyzes the economic arguments for and against minority mother tongue education. He further considers the means by which a language might be considered a public good to aid in consistent policy approaches to non-dominant languages.

For those of us in MLE who are trying to understand why we’re doing what we believe we want and need to do, Grin’s lecture is a MUST.

Here then are the remaining 5 YouTube videos of the François Grin lecture:

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