Please click on one of the links below to access mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB MLE) resources provided by Dr. Susan Malone.

Dr. Susan Malone began her career in mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB MLE) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) under the auspices of SIL International, a non-governmental organization.

  • From 1982 to 1991, she served as technical advisor, first to the Kaugel language community in the Western Highlands Province and then to the PNG National Department of Education in support of mother tongue education for preschool children.

  • Dr. Malone received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Indiana University in 1997.

  • Since then, she has served as an SIL Literacy and Education consultant, working with language communities, governments, and non-government organizations in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, supporting their efforts to establish strong and sustained MTB MLE programs.

  • She has facilitated numerous workshops relating to MLE program planning, curriculum and materials development and teacher training.

  • Her MTB MLE resource materials are used by practitioners around the world.

  • As Asia Area Literacy Coordinator for SIL International (1998-2008), Dr. Malone, with UNESCO and Mahidol University, coordinated the first two Bangkok Language and Education Conferences.

  • She is the author of the 2016 “MTB MLE Resource Kit. Including the Excluded”, produced by UNESCO’s Asia and the Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (Bangkok).