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'The big ones swallow the small ones'. Or do they? Language-in-education policy and ethnic minority education in the Lao PDR

Cincotta-Segi, Angela


The Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse nations in Southeast Asia. The post-1975 government's policies regarding ethnic minority peoples are often considered to represent an ideological shift from earlier monocultural orientations to a discourse of interethnic equality and solidarity. Yet a deeper reading of official policies, combined with an examination of planning measures, reveals a persistent discourse of ethnic Lao...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2010.527343


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