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How many of you folks here would "support Modi ji" by putting your own kids in a regional language school? 

 

This is a terrible idea that has been legitimized by 'heritage' activists run amok.  

 

This administration and its dadhi waala baba simply can't resist the temptation to score own goals.  

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29 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

I studied in a Kannada medium school till 7th. Highschool - 8th was in English medium. But, this is a problem for drifters and movers. I think thie NEP is only fot Govt schools and not private, I suppose.

This is not to denigrate or put down those who learnt in regional languages.  But if you had to do it all over again, would you choose that? Would you choose it for your kids? 

 

The answers are obvious.  

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8 minutes ago, sandeep said:

This is not to denigrate or put down those who learnt in regional languages.  But if you had to do it all over again, would you choose that? Would you choose it for your kids? 

 

The answers are obvious.  

Not in my case, and for people like me who are not settled. But for local people, yes, I would recommend that. Literacy is not education. We need to get basic education in our language that we identify with. That is why Japanese, Koreans and even Chinese are doing much better than us. British colonised our minds and all future generations. We are stuck with English. I wish more Indians populate UK and shove it in their faces.

 

 I think in my MT, I even do math in my MT. I translate each time. 

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18 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

Not in my case, and for people like me who are not settled. But for local people, yes, I would recommend that. Literacy is not education. We need to get basic education in our language that we identify with. That is why Japanese, Koreans and even Chinese are doing much better than us. British colonised our minds and all future generations. We are stuck with English. I wish more Indians populate UK and shove it in their faces.

 

 I think in my MT, I even do math in my MT. I translate each time. 

If it had to work for me, I would have had to move to Palakkad where I would've been taught in my MT (Palakkad Tamizh).  What would the children of Matunga Mamis do in Mumbai? 

 

In Bengaluru back then, all Jayanagar, Malleshwaram schools would have been Kannada medium, Ulsoor schools would've been street Tamizh medium and Gandhinagar schools would've been Marwari/Rajasthani medium 

 

China, Japan etc have language homogeneity which we don't.  Unless we send people back to the states where their MT is the regional language, it won't work.  Might as well do English.  The other option is to give each kid a translator headphone like they do at the UN :-).  

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16 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

Not in my case, and for people like me who are not settled. But for local people, yes, I would recommend that. Literacy is not education. We need to get basic education in our language that we identify with. That is why Japanese, Koreans and even Chinese are doing much better than us. British colonised our minds and all future generations. We are stuck with English. I wish more Indians populate UK and shove it in their faces.

 

 I think in my MT, I even do math in my MT. I translate each time. 

What aspect r u referring to that is powered by local language :hmmmm:

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53 minutes ago, Clarke said:

What aspect r u referring to that is powered by local language :hmmmm:

From Science and Technology, Medical research and SM, they use their local language. India is slave to English, can't do zilch in Indian languages other than Maa-Ben.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu_Youyou

 

First Chinese Nobel Laurette , schooled and researched in China. Can we boast of one non-western educated Nobel prize winner who studied in India and researched in India (even in English medium). There is no harm  in admitting that our Education Policy sucked.

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I think we can all calm our tits.  It says "Wherever possible"!

 

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Also, there will be no hard separation among ‘curricular’, ‘extracurricular’, or ‘co-curricular’, among ‘arts’, ‘humanities’, and ‘sciences’, or between ‘vocational’ or ‘academic’ streams.

Wherever possible, the medium of instruction until at least Grade 5, but preferably till Grade 8 and beyond, will be the mother tongue or local language, says the new policy which replaces the earlier policy adopted in 1986 and modified in 1992.

The NEP also says that textbooks will include knowledge from ancient India to modern India as well as future aspirations and Indian Knowledge Systems, including tribal knowledge and indigenous and traditional ways of learning, will be covered.

Also, all students will take school examinations in grades 3, 5, and 8 also, which will test the achievement of basic learning outcomes and application of knowledge in real-life situations. Board exams for grades 10 and 12, on the other hand, will be made “easier”, as they will test primarily core capacities or competencies rather than months of coaching or memorization.

In the higher education sector, UGC, AICTE and the National Council for Teacher’s Education will be merged into a single higher education commission.

 

Coding by Class VI. :yay:

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1 hour ago, coffee_rules said:

Literacy is not education. We need to get basic education in our language that we identify with. That is why Japanese, Koreans and even Chinese are doing much better than us. British colonised our minds and all future generations.

This is such utter tripe, disappointed to hear it from someone like you.

 

Silly comparisons with Japan/Korea/China don't hold water, because they are very different countries with their own set of geographic, political and economic circumstances.  Japan and Korea were willing to host American army bases in exchange for market access and economic aid - that's the primary reason why they were able to industrialize and become export driven economies, not some infantile obsession with native language education.  The Chinese were offered a similar deal without military access, because the US wanted to break the Sino-Soviet Communist bloc.  India could and would have been able to do something similar, but Nehru and his successors had their heads, brains and other body parts stuck in the clouds of 'non-alignment'.

 

Of course Literacy is not education, but the fact of the matter is that in India, acquiring an English education is far more accessible, and cheaper, than in JP/Kr/Cn.  And for anybody who wishes to study beyond 10th grade, are far more likely to find their success in education and beyond, if they already have acquired proficiency in English at a young age.  

 

In fact, this obsession and hostility towards English, is more of a symptom of a "colonized" mind, willing to cut off the branch that he's sitting on, in the name of inane "indigenousness", rather than being practical and ruthlessly trying to empower, educate and economically liberate our nation's citizens.

 

For whatever historical reason, English is a 'mainstream' language in India.  There is no need to 'fight' it.  Of course, I am a strong believer in protecting our 'home' languages and allocating resources so that they flourish into the future.  To the extent that even in the US, I am making sure that my 5 year old is able to read and write in Gujarati.  But I wouldn't want any of my family members in India, any of their kids, to begin their education in "regional" language.  Would you?  

 

 

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1 hour ago, coffee_rules said:

Not in my case, and for people like me who are not settled. But for local people, yes, I would recommend that.

"native" education for thee, but not for me.

 

Q1.  Do you have any relatives living in your home state?

 

Q2. Would you advocate them sending their children for education in "regional" language since they are "local people"?

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

From Science and Technology, Medical research and SM, they use their local language. India is slave to English, can't do zilch in Indian languages other than Maa-Ben.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu_Youyou

 

First Chinese Nobel Laurette , schooled and researched in China. Can we boast of one non-western educated Nobel prize winner who studied in India and researched in India (even in English medium). There is no harm  in admitting that our Education Policy sucked.

The tech & other progress doesn't have anything to do with language. There's plenty of local language schools already in India. Adding to them in some way won't make us any superior technologically. 

 

A nobel laureate, at least a meritorious one, will be one in a million type of individual and won't be held back by language of instruction.

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1 hour ago, Clarke said:

The tech & other progress doesn't have anything to do with language. There's plenty of local language schools already in India. Adding to them in some way won't make us any superior technologically. 

You are mistaken. The idea to solve, innovate and bring new ideas will come more easily, if you have learnt stuff in your MT. You can't go to Russia, learn Russian and get a Nobel prize for Literature in Russian. The same with attaining education. There is no innovation in India, all we do is rote, get 99.9% marks and become code-monkeys.

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A nobel laureate, at least a meritorious one, will be one in a million type of individual and won't be held back by language of instruction.

That is to how the epitome of excellence. Not all will get Nobel prizes, but at least we can prepare employable workforce which is smarter.

 

These are some western sources which recommend early instruction in mother tongue. The babies in wombs listen to moms in MT. They do have some memory imprint of that. It is the same science where babies are made to listen to Mozart to make them future Einsteins. If ee believe that can be done, there is some little truth in this research as well.

 

https://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/children-learn-better-their-mother-tongue

 

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1 hour ago, sandeep said:

"native" education for thee, but not for me.

 

Q1.  Do you have any relatives living in your home state?

Don't make the debate personal. Let's look at facts. Yes, but education is so commercial, everybody is in the same bandwagon. Now there are schools (private) where they are autonomous and they dont have exams till 10th. I have some relatives who have sent their kids to such schools. 

1 hour ago, sandeep said:

Q2. Would you advocate them sending their children for education in "regional" language since they are "local people"?

 

 

 

Yes, I would , as I explained. But, no parent is bold enough.

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28 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

You are mistaken. The idea to solve, innovate and bring new ideas will come more easily, if you have learnt stuff in your MT. You can't go to Russia, learn Russian and get a Nobel prize for Literature in Russian. The same with attaining education. There is no innovation in India, all we do is rote, get 99.9% marks and become code-monkeys.

That is to how the epitome of excellence. Not all will get Nobel prizes, but at least we can prepare employable workforce which is smarter.

 

These are some western sources which recommend early instruction in mother tongue. The babies in wombs listen to moms in MT. They do have some memory imprint of that. It is the same science where babies are made to listen to Mozart to make them future Einsteins. If ee believe that can be done, there is some little truth in this research as well.

 

https://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/children-learn-better-their-mother-tongue

 

English isn't Russian, and you're again skipping the point that we already have a lot of schooling in Indian languages. I doubt there is any finding in India that schooling in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi etc has produced innovators beyond English schools. Even if hypothetically there was one, don't we have the space for all to exist ?

 

What you've done is picked the strengths of East Asia which were actually achieved by working their fingers to the bone, highlighted our systemic deficiencies such as rote learning and blamed it on English education with local language being the savior. That sounds like manipulation rather than causality. 

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45 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

Don't make the debate personal.

This isn't making it "personal", do not get defensive.

46 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

Yes, but education is so commercial, everybody is in the same bandwagon. Now there are schools (private) where they are autonomous and they dont have exams till 10th. I have some relatives who have sent their kids to such schools. 

That is a very different issue than the question of changing the medium of instruction away from English.  

46 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

Yes, I would , as I explained. But, no parent is bold enough.

yeah, I'm sorry, I do not buy that claim, hypothetical or otherwise.

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31 minutes ago, sandeep said:

This isn't making it "personal", do not get defensive.

That is a very different issue than the question of changing the medium of instruction away from English.  

yeah, I'm sorry, I do not buy that claim, hypothetical or otherwise.

Np, fair enough.  these schools that I told about , the medium of instruction is not English 

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I have studied in English schools including one of the best boarding schools. But regret not learning Sanskrit, which was offered as an option in my school :((

 

Unless you are from one of the metros, people in other places prefer to interact in local languages from what I have observed. The spoken English in India is also not spot on in general. It is referred to as Hinglish. 

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33 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

He is a CS professor in OKU and has written many books on consciousness. A KP as well. And a Padma Shri as well

 

 

Is English essential from pre-school as it is sold in India now?

I am, and have been a fan of his for decades.  But he is an example who overcame his late start disadvantage with English, in no small part due to his intellect.  Just because he succeeded, doesn't mean others automatically will.  The owner/founder of the Wendy's fast food chain is famously a high school drop-out.  Just because he became a billionaire, doesn't mean that most high school dropouts can do the same. 

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Even if it is proven 100% that learning in your mother tongue gives you a huge advantage, implementing it in India is extremely difficult if not impossible. The diversity of language - not just nationwide but even within cities and towns - is mindboggling. 

 

For many many people, local language is not necessarily mother tongue. 

 

The only way to make this happen is to restrict mobility, homogenize language within each state, and shove it down everyone's throat who lives in that state.  If Kak was working in Chennai, and had to hear this "Your MT is Hindi, Saar, aanaa inneelirindu onpayyan Tamil-la thaan padikkanum. Mind it" I'll bet you he's taking the next cab to American International School.  

 

Two choices:  (1) Send Kak back to Delhi or UP or wherever up North he's from OR (2) Declare Hindi the national language and teach everyone in Hindi medium - then we become China or Korea.      

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2 hours ago, Clarke said:

English isn't Russian, and you're again skipping the point that we already have a lot of schooling in Indian languages. I doubt there is any finding in India that schooling in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi etc has produced innovators beyond English schools. Even if hypothetically there was one, don't we have the space for all to exist ?

 

What you've done is picked the strengths of East Asia which were actually achieved by working their fingers to the bone, highlighted our systemic deficiencies such as rote learning and blamed it on English education with local language being the savior. That sounds like manipulation rather than causality. 

1. East Asian success wasn't owed to working their fingers to the bone. That's a lowkey racist trope that many Indians guzzle down. Perhaps to hide their own insecurities. The irrefutable fact is that these countries didn't pay *any* penalty - social and economic - for discarding english and choosing their own for pedagogical purposes. 

 

2. Rote learning is a direct consequence of linguistic impediment. Rote learning is what students are reduced to when they are not comfortable and confident enough in/with a language - to dissect and play around with concepts. It limits their creative space. Learning in their mother tongue prevents creative stultification.

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5 minutes ago, sarchasm said:

1. East Asian success wasn't owed to working their fingers to the bone. That's a lowkey racist trope that many Indians guzzle down. Perhaps to hide their own insecurities. The irrefutable fact is that these countries didn't pay *any* penalty - social and economic - for discarding english and choosing their own for pedagogical purposes. 

 

2. Rote learning is a direct consequence of linguistic impediment. Rote learning is what students are reduced to when they are not comfortable and confident enough in/with a language - to dissect and play around with concepts. It limits their creative space. Learning in their mother tongue prevents creative stultification.

... and it worked because "their own" = 1.  

 

 

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17 minutes ago, BacktoCricaddict said:

Even if it is proven 100% that learning in your mother tongue gives you a huge advantage, implementing it in India is extremely difficult if not impossible. The diversity of language - not just nationwide but even within cities and towns - is mindboggling. 

 

For many many people, local language is not necessarily mother tongue. 

 

The only way to make this happen is to restrict mobility, homogenize language within each state, and shove it down everyone's throat who lives in that state.  If Kak was working in Chennai, and had to hear this "Your MT is Hindi, Saar, aanaa inneelirindu onpayyan Tamil-la thaan padikkanum. Mind it" I'll bet you he's taking the next cab to American International School.  

 

Two choices:  (1) Send Kak back to Delhi or UP or wherever up North he's from OR (2) Declare Hindi the national language and teach everyone in Hindi medium - then we become China or Korea.      

There *is* in fact a consensus among linguists that a child learns best in the language he's immersed in  - at home, with friends socializing, and of course school.

 

The rest of your post raises a good point about the modalities, logistics, and administrative side of the new proposal. But it is something that can be worked out.

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Just now, sarchasm said:

There *is* in fact a consensus among linguists that a child learns best in the language he's immersed in  - at home, with friends socializing, and of course school.

 

The rest of your post raises a good point about the modalities, logistics, and administrative side of the new proposal. But it is something that can be worked out.

Many many people are not immersed in one language.  And I don't see a workaround.  IF I had to stay in Palakkad to get MT instruction, I'd be stuck plecking coconuts in Kalpathi or driving taxi in Dubai.  

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5 minutes ago, sarchasm said:

Way to miss the point. Indians having a gazillion languages is not an issue. AT ALL. The point is to teach students in the language that they grow up with - it enriches both the student and the language itself.

I think we are talking past each other.  For implementation, it *is* the issue.  The biggest one.  When MT =/= local language, how do you fix the problem?  

 

My mother tongue is Palakkad Tamizh.  I grew up in Bengaluru.  I was immersed in Tamizh at home.  My MT.  Learning in Kannada medium or English medium is the same for me.  Or do I demand Tamizh medium in Bengaluru just for me?  Chaplee yEttashte.    

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2 minutes ago, BacktoCricaddict said:

Many many people are not immersed in one language.  And I don't see a workaround.  IF I had to stay in Palakkad to get MT instruction, I'd be stuck plecking coconuts in Kalpathi or driving taxi in Dubai.  

Not being immersed in one language - being proficient in multiple languages growing up - isn't a problem at all. It's amusing to me that you think I am implying being immersed in multiple languages is some kind of an impediment to learning.

 

As for your inability to see a workaround, that's a commentary on your own problem solving skills.

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10 minutes ago, BacktoCricaddict said:

Many many people are not immersed in one language.  And I don't see a workaround.  IF I had to stay in Palakkad to get MT instruction, I'd be stuck plecking coconuts in Kalpathi or driving taxi in Dubai.  

From what I understand, there is the option to acquire education is English too esp. from Grade 6 if I am not wrong. 

 

Also nothing wrong with plucking coconuts or driving taxis as well if people prefer to do that. Another cultural negative that needs to be weeded out is the disparagement of a variety of professions. People should be encouraged to do what they find interesting including being teachers, mechanics, etc., rather than equating success mainly with becoming a business tycoon or a C level executive.  

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4 minutes ago, BacktoCricaddict said:

I think we are talking past each other.  For implementation, it *is* the issue.  The biggest one.  When MT =/= local language, how do you fix the problem?  

 

My mother tongue is Palakkad Tamizh.  I grew up in Bengaluru.  I was immersed in Tamizh at home.  My MT.  Learning in Kannada medium or English medium is the same for me.  Or do I demand Tamizh medium in Bengaluru just for me?  Chaplee yEttashte.    

I haven't skimmed thru the NEP yet so could you point me where exactly the document says a tamil medium school in delhi or Hindi medium school in kerala isn't allowed. English medium schools have existed with regional language schools since forever after all.

 

I am not underestimating the logistic, administrative challenges but you are simply being ridiculous here.

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7 minutes ago, sarchasm said:

Not being immersed in one language - being proficient in multiple languages growing up - isn't a problem at all. It's amusing to me that you think I am implying being immersed in multiple languages is some kind of an impediment to learning.

 

As for your inability to see a workaround, that's a commentary on your own problem solving skills.

Am not saying it is bad to be immersed in multiple languages or that it is an impediment to learning.  I acknowledged a while ago that MT education may be an advantage.  I am actually proud of my ability to converse fluently in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi.  But we are talking about that. 

 

We are talking only about medium of instruction.  I still don't see how it can be implemented in situations where MT =/= local.  I see it as an insurmountable problem, unless you move everyone to states where their MT = local. That is all.    

 

 

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5 minutes ago, sarchasm said:

I haven't skimmed thru the NEP yet so could you point me where exactly the document says a tamil medium school in delhi or Hindi medium school in kerala isn't allowed. English medium schools have existed with regional language schools since forever after all.

 

I am not underestimating the logistic, administrative challenges but you are simply being ridiculous here.

I haven't either.  I assumed from the convos here that local medium of instruction is going to be mandated.  And that's a problem.  As long as it is a choice to get MT education, it does not matter.  

 

Bottom line for me:  MT education is not detrimental.  MT education may be beneficial. Implementing mandated MT education in India is, unfortunately, impossible.  

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34 minutes ago, BacktoCricaddict said:

Many many people are not immersed in one language.  And I don't see a workaround.  IF I had to stay in Palakkad to get MT instruction, I'd be stuck plecking coconuts in Kalpathi or driving taxi in Dubai.  

Don’t talk in hyperboles. We are talking about instruction to be in MT in primary education

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31 minutes ago, BacktoCricaddict said:

I haven't either.  I assumed from the convos here that local medium of instruction is going to be mandated.  And that's a problem.  As long as it is a choice to get MT education, it does not matter.  

 

Bottom line for me:  MT education is not detrimental.  MT education may be beneficial. Implementing mandated MT education in India is, unfortunately, impossible.  

True to forum/Social Media styled discussions, you have picked side and being bone headed about it regardless of evidence and arguments. There's going to be no law ever that says only kannada medium schools would run in Karnataka - although a vast majority of schools would be in the local language. The rules are yet to be spelt out but it's certain that by MT, the NEP means any Indian language - a tamil school can run in bengaluru given enough demand for it.

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2 minutes ago, Singh bling said:

Forget about school . If we all start writing in our Mother tongue on icf then ICF won't survive beyond few days. English is must for india.  without English you will see several separatists movements emerging.

Nobody has banned the english language itself. Or even the teaching of english in schools. Read up and stop wasting internet bandwidth.

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19 minutes ago, sarchasm said:

True to forum/Social Media styled discussions, you we have picked side and being bone headed about it regardless of evidence and arguments. There's going to be no law ever that says only kannada medium schools would run in Karnataka - although a vast majority of schools would be in the local language. The rules are yet to be spelt out but it's certain that by MT, the NEP means any Indian language - a tamil school can run in bengaluru given enough demand for it.

 

Again: 

(1) MT education is beneficial (evidence accepted!!)

(2) Learning multiple languages in beneficial.

(3) English is not the be-all and end-all of education.

(4) IF and only IF local medium is mandated, there is a problem.  IF not, there is no problem.  IF only optional, there is no problem.

(5) If, as a Tamilian living in Jalandhar, I don't have to go to a Punjabi school, there is no problem.

  

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1 hour ago, zen said:

From what I understand, there is the option to acquire education is English too esp. from Grade 6 if I am not wrong. 

 

Also nothing wrong with plucking coconuts or driving taxis as well if people prefer to do that. Another cultural negative that needs to be weeded out is the disparagement of a variety of professions. People should be encouraged to do what they find interesting including being teachers, mechanics, etc., rather than equating success mainly with becoming a business tycoon or a C level executive.  

Absolutely agree.  I went overboard with that comment.  That was a total brainfade moment; thank you for calling it out.    

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12 minutes ago, BacktoCricaddict said:

 

Again: 

(1) MT education is beneficial (evidence accepted!!)

(2) Learning multiple languages in beneficial.

(3) English is not the be-all and end-all of education.

(4) IF and only IF local medium is mandated, there is a problem.  IF not, there is no problem.  IF only optional, there is no problem.

(5) If, as a Tamilian living in Jalandhar, I don't have to go to a Punjabi school, there is no problem.

  

If you are going to be this agitated about your precious tamil, it's best to read up the NEP. Being uninformed and that fake forum bluster is NOT a good look. The NEP categorically says kids are to be taught either in their mother tongue or the local language till grade 5.

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8 minutes ago, sarchasm said:

If you are going to be this agitated about your precious tamil, it's best to read up the NEP. Being uninformed and that fake forum bluster is NOT a good look. The NEP categorically says kids are to be taught either in their mother tongue or the local language till grade 5.

It's not about Tamil.  That's just an illustration.  Again, the tone of the thread suggested this was going to be mandated.  And I rolled with it.  

 

So, now - let's consider a kid whose MT is A.  He lives in a state where local language in X.  There are not enough A-medium schools where he lives.  So, IYO, is he better off going to X-medium or English medium?  I don't think it matters - either way it is not his MT, so the benefits are non-existent.   

 

 

  

 

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2 minutes ago, BacktoCricaddict said:

It's not about Tamil.  That's just an illustration.  Again, the tone of the thread suggested this was going to be mandated.  And I rolled with it.  

 

So, now - let's consider a kid whose MT is A.  He lives in a state where local language in X.  There are not enough A-medium schools where he lives.  So, IYO, is he better off going to X-medium or English medium?  I don't think it matters - either way it is not his MT, so the benefits are non-existent.   

 

 

  

 

And as I noted above, it'd be a challenge but by no means an insurmountable one. Besides, this case you are illustrating to rail against the NEP proposal would affect what percentage of the total cohort? My optimistic guess is less than 10 percent.

 

Remember, no policy measure is EVER a 100 percent hit. There are trade offs and there are misses. On balance, this NEP proposal passes the muster for me.

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10 minutes ago, sarchasm said:

And as I noted above, it'd be a challenge but by no means an insurmountable one. Besides, this case you are illustrating to rail against the NEP proposal would affect what percentage of the total cohort? My optimistic guess is less than 10 percent.

 

Remember, no policy measure is EVER a 100 percent hit. There are trade offs and there are misses. On balance, this NEP proposal passes the muster for me.

Not railing against it.  Just pointing out the flaws and the apparent lack of consideration for the simple idea that there are a significant number of people who work for govt, banks etc. that are transferred frequently.  And their kids' medium of instruction will keep changing from X to Y to Z, while MT will always be A.  Might as well keep them in English medium for uniformity.  

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1 hour ago, BacktoCricaddict said:

There is a lot of good in there.  But the local language instruction is a flaw.  Pointing it out doesn't mean one is against the whole thing.  

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“The policy also says that wherever possible, the medium of instruction in schools until at least Class 5, but preferably until Class 8 and beyond, will be the home language or mother tongue or regional language. This is a long-held view, and has its merits, although in a large and diverse country where mobility is high, the student should have the option to study in the language that enables a transfer nationally. English has performed that role due to historical factors.”

 

What does wherever possible mean? It means it will not be enforced but encouraged . Hopefully, an option for people to exercise. Otherwise, it could be in Govt schools only. It will be a nightmare to implement it in spirit.


I think there is some motive of  the clause “wherever possible”. It might help some RSS run schools to implement it . Also, Govt might give tax incentives to schools which implement it. 

 

 

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