The debilitating race for English

Mary Roy, an educationist from Kerala, India writes about the debilitating impact of the mania for English language education for school children in India. Using Kerala as an example she argues that learning in English comes at a price — not understanding what one is learning leading to feelings of inadequacy and low self esteem. On the contrary, interventions in using the mother tongue as a starting point to develop social, emotional and critical skills leads to a much better negotiation with English, which can be introduced at a later stage. Read it here

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