Tag: diversity

Increased Linguistic Diversity Needed in U.S. Health Care

More than 50 languages other than English are commonly used in daily encounters between patients and healthcare providers in the U.S., according to the 2021 Healthcare World Languages Index compiled by AMN Languages Services,...

Rebuilding a Diverse Edustructure

For some Americans, the federal government investing a single dime in education is considered an overreach of power and an insult to the Constitution, which lays out that the responsibility for all functions not...

Linguistic Diversity Declines in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea—frequently heralded as the most linguistically diverse place in the entire world—is in the middle of a language crisis. According to a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Leading and Learning

As debilitating as many of the events of 2020 have been, as we end the year, more recent events...

Singapore Removes Racist Chinese-language Book

Singapore publisher Marshall Cavendish Education has apologized for any misunderstanding caused to readers after its Chinese-language children’s book Who Wins? was removed from all of the country’s libraries due to a complaint about racist...

Support the Indigenous Language Institute

We are at a critical point in human history where much of our cultural diversity is in danger of disappearing forever. This diversity, which has served as a driving force behind innovation, art, and...

Rumi in the Language Classroom: Diversity of Knowledge & Teaching

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 1 See Vol 2 of the series here See Vol 3 of the series here Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, also known as Mawlana "our master" and more popularly as Rumi,...

ALA Diversity Research Grant Program Applications Due Apr. 15

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for its Diversity Research Grant (DRG) program. The grant consists of a one-time award of $2,500 and the ALA has encouraged its evaluators to select...

Diverse Reasons for Optimism

As we start a new year, it’s usually a good time to reflect upon the progress and shortfalls of the previous year while planning what we can hope to achieve in the coming year....

Progress on Migrant and Refugee Education Worldwide

UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report, Migration, displacement and education, shows that the number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world today has grown by 26% since 2000 and could fill half...
Language Magazine