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Primary children to be taught in native languages in Dutch schools

The Netherlands’ ministry of education has issued guidance to all primary schools stating that migrant children should be taught in their own native languages to help them feel more confident and settled. Speaking in a radio interview, one of the

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Language checks proposed for Danish bilingual toddlers

Danish children with a bilingual background should be tested on their Danish language skills at the age of two, says the Social and Children’s Minister. Mai Mercado says that young children who speak additional languages in the home are at

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Proposed language testing for three-year-olds in Denmark

Local authorities in Denmark want to introduce language tests for three-year-olds. Research shows that pupils can be up to two years behind their age group in terms of social and linguistic development when they start school, which puts them at

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Global challenge to provide education stagnates

New figures released in the Global Education Monitoring Report make for sobering reading. Despite the objectives set by the Sustainable Development Goals, some two hundred and sixty-three million children and young people across the world are not receiving any form

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