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Provision of option to learn mother language other than the majority's

Key Area:
Discrimination, Equality
24/01/2013 - 12:59
Short Answer

Yes, partly.

Qualitative Info

In general, the promotion of multilingualism has been favoured in the field of education policy already since 1996; the measures to implement these propositions remain very heterogeneous due to the education system, which is organised at the federal level [1, pp. 29/30]. Provisions to provide targeted mother language education and promotion for children with a migration background who are raised in a multilingual context have been discussed but not been implemented extensively on the national level yet. In kindergardens, the promotion of the mother language of children with migration background is hardly supported [2, p. 86].


  1. Motakef, Mona (2006), Das Menschenrecht auf Bildung und der Schutz vor Diskriminierung: Exklusionsrisiken und Inklusionschancen,, Accessed on 12.02.2012.
  2. Federal Office for Migration, Refugees and Integration (Bundesamt für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration) (2010), 8. Bericht der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration über die Lage der Ausländerinnen und Ausländer in Deutschland, June 2010,, Accessed on 9 February 2012.
Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Asylum seekers, National minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Education
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