Showing posts from September, 2022

India’s first ever Language Mapping of Schools Survey!

The Language  and Learning Foundation has conducted India's first-ever language mapping of schools survey in Chhattisgarh: Language Mapping of Schools in Chhattisgarh .  The survey was carried out under the NIPUN Bharat initiative  in collaboration with the Government of Chhattisgarh and UNICEF India. The report  maps the different language situations that are present in each school with the aim to design an effective education strategy and policy. Through this research almost 30,000 schools were surveyed. The focus was on the first grade and the information gathered was mainly through the teachers. The following conclusion was stated in the summary of the report: The survey shows that in about 75% of the schools students are likely to face moderate to severe learning disadvantage due to the difference between their home language and the school language used as the medium of instruction. It also shows that about 95% of students at the time of entry to the primary schools speak a h

Multilingual Education Course, November 7-18, 2022 Guwahati, Assam

During this 10-day, face-to-face course ,  participants will be introduced to foundational concepts in MLE.  They will then survey a number of practical techniques for developing language-sensitive learning materials.  Finally, there will be a brief exposure to teaching methods which leverage the learner's home language in the classroom. You can find the announcement also on this tweet , and this LinkedIn announcement .  2022 November 7-18, 2022, Guwahati, Assam Links : Register for updates &  Application By the end of this course the participants will be able to: Explain key principles relating to the aims, goals and implementation of strong MTB-MLE programs. Explain key theories relating to teaching and learning in MLE programs Connect theoretical concepts with relevant national/state curriculum competencies Describe how teaching materials support literacy development in L1 and L2 Understand the process of creating early teaching materials in the L1 Describe effective strate