A 1999 seminar on multilingual education has resulted in a book which summarizes the investigative work of the seminar participants (from ten countries). This article provides a synopsis of the book. The evidence suggests that countries which do not develop and implement mother tongue education programs will incur long-term disadvantages outweighing any short-term gains that result from using only one language of education.
Walter, Stephen L.
"Explaining multilingual education: Information on some tough questions,"
Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session: Vol. 44, Article 7.
Available at: https://commons.und.edu/sil-work-papers/vol44/iss1/7