Language Advocacy Days 2022

Language Advocacy virtual meetings on Capitol Hill with the office of Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and many others, to support World Language Advancement, Heritage & Bilingual Education, the Seal of Biliteracy, Access & Equity in International Education, and Native American Languages, as part of Joint National Committee for Languages-National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) Language Advocacy Days 2022.

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Upcoming Webinar – February 24

S’AFFICHER EN FRANÇAIS, UNE OCCASION D’AFFAIRES? 💻💬 Participez à cette étude de cas animée par Isabelle Ménard, animatrice à ICI Ontario, Radio-Canada. Échangez avec deux intervenants engagés : Fabrice Jaumont (Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities – CALEC) et Mahamadou Sidibé de l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario!

Vous avez jusqu’au 7 février pour vous inscrire, faites vite! ⬇

Afrique contemporaine

Merci Charles Sellen pour cette excellente recension de Partenaires inégaux. A lire sur Afrique contemporaine, la revue de l’Afrique et du développement. Lien vers la publication en page HTML (avec onglet de téléchargement PDF gratuit) : Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) | | Agence Française de Développement | Groupe De Boeck SA

Furthering the Bilingual Revolution on Capitol Hill!

Joining the Joint National Committee on Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Affairs (JNCL-NCLIS) is an important step to further the Bilingual Revolution on Capitol Hill and share our voice at the highest level of the United States of America. JNCL-NCLIS unites a national network of leading organizations and businesses comprised of over 300,000 language professionals to advocate for equitable language learning opportunities.Together we can promote multilingualism, empower multilingual families and linguistic communities, and foster cross-cultural understanding while establishing language as a critical life skill, through developing and implementing strong education programs, promoting diversity, and reducing inequality.

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Philanthropy and Higher Education

Thank you Selma Talha-Jebril and Mirka Martel for featuring my research on foundations in this brilliant report which explores philanthropy’s role in funding international scholarship and fellowship programs. Framed by Ford Foundation and Institute of International Education, this research paper addresses a gap in the literature on foundations which fund international scholarship and fellowship programs around the world, particularly those whose focus is on social justice, equity and access.

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A Bilingual Revolution for Africa – Call for Papers

The Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities has announced the following call for papers.  In this book, we wish to examine the potential of multilingual education across the countries of Africa and in diverse sectors. Authors are invited to present an essay about the local applications of various models of dual-language education and the ways to encourage their growth and scale. This book will seek to offer a positive and constructive vision for the future and will try to combat the myths and received ideas about bilingualism and education in Africa, namely, ignorance and obstacles that have retarded the development of dual-language education as a strategy for inclusiveness and equity as well as a means to achieve economic growth and develop human capital within Africa’s multilingual environments. The goal of the Bilingual Revolution is to advocate for a multilingual education for all, but to do so, we must raise the awareness about the importance and the advantages of multilingual education, including African languages used as teaching languages for the basis of education, for Africa and to reach as many people as possible. One is allowed to dream, and so, each author submitting a paper to become a chapter of this book is invited to share his or her dream for the future of education on the continent.     

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Philanthropy and development: stocktake and partnership strategy

Honored to see my book on American Foundations and African Universities so prominently featured in France’s new strategy on the role of philanthropy in financing global development. Philanthropic practices for development are growing in number across the globe, mainly in Africa and especially in the health sector. In Europe, philanthropic actors are becoming more structured. In France, foundations are increasingly interested in international development, as can be seen in their mobilization in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Through their structural and operational specificity, linked to their flexibility of action and innovation, foundations have a full role to play in international development, alongside public actors. Strengthening synergies of action and partnerships between the French government and foundations, with a view to contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Episode 23: Bernard Manuel, de la finance à l’éducation bilingue

L’invité de ce 23ème épisode de Révolution Bilingue est un homme qui compte dans l’éducation bilingue. Bernard Manuel est président de l’École active bilingue Jeannine Manuel, aujourd’hui située sur trois campus à Paris, Lille et Londres et considérée comme le meilleur lycée de France depuis 8 années consécutives, avec un réseau d’anciens élèves influent qui compte des personnalités comme Antony Blinken, secrétaire d’État des États-Unis.

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