Monday, May 23, 2011

[MLE] Book, 'Dreams and Realities : Developing Countries and the English Language'

Dear MLE friends,

The British Council has recently published a collection of papers examining the relationship between language and development.  The book, 'Dreams and Realities : Developing Countries and the English Language', can be downloaded at http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/transform/books/dreams-realities-developing-countries-english-language .

There is also a paper on India in this collection titled:
4. Language policy in education and the role of English in India: From library language to language of empowerment. It has lots of interesting information on the use of the majority languages in the classrooms, but has no references to the issue of minority languages and the projects in mother tongue based multilingual education. Anybody likes to challenge the publishers on that?



Thanks to Pam MacKenzie for the tip

Regards,

Karsten



Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.

SIL, South Asia Group

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