[Assam] UNESCO : Language of instruction: Assamese, Bodo, Bengali. Hindi, English
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Thu Feb 19 14:27:35 IST 2009
"Extensive research has been carried out on mother tongue and second language teaching. The best advice to policy-makers is that educational benefits from mother-tongue
depend on a great many circumstances, among them, whether the mother tongue is a minority language, the social , ppolitical , economic and education role of the second language, the linguistic diversity of the classroom, the availability and the quality of mother-tongue teaching materials and other factors (Genessee, 1987). Because the educational and social context is so important, no prescription can be offered. Often, the best language policies are those that allow local choice or permit wide latitude for implementation (Eisemon et al., 1989; Eisemon and Scwille, 1991) --- from UNESCO booklet #55 of Fundamentals of Educational Planning series, by Eisemon.
Parijat Academy teaches Assamese, English and Hindi from 1st grade/class -- see video at their website.
Ed.M. - International Education Policy
Harvard Graduate School of Education,
Class of 2005
http://www.uknow.gse.harvard.edu/index.html (Edu info)
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/ (Management Info)
www.gse.harvard.edu/iep (where the above 2 are used )
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