Tuesday, December 1, 2015

[MLE] Textbooks in five tribal langauges in Jharkhand

Textbooks in Jharkhand

Earlier this week the governor of Jharkhand pleaded that Santhali children should be educated in their mother tongue. It looks like this is indeed going to happen and not only for Santhali, but also Mundari, Ho, Kudukh and Kharia children .


The Telegraph reports this week: Ethnic kids of Classes I & II to open new page next year. Binay Pattanayak and his team at the Unicef Jharkhand office has been working closely with the Jharkhand Council for Education, Research and Training (JCERT) to prepare textbooks for langauge and maths for class 1 and 2 in five tribal langauges. The plan is that they will be introduced from the next academic session onwards.


Congratulations, Binay, we look forward to ongoing reports as the the books start to be used!

Regard,

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1 comment:

  1. See also: "Jharkhand school books to go local": "Come April 1, when the new session starts, tribal students of classes I and II in government schools will also get books in five major
    tribal languages of the state — Santhali, Ho, Mundari, Khariya and Kuruk — to bring down the dropout rate"
    Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/jharkhand-school-books-to-go-local/

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