A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature

ISSN Print : 2229-6557, Online: 2394-9244

English Medium Sections in 1,000 Government Schools: A Reality Check on the Pilot Study

Ravinarayan Chakrakodi

Abstract

The challenges confronting the government’s controversial decision ‘to introduce English as the medium of instruction in government schools from Grade 1 seem to be enormous. Although teachers, parents and children are excited about the new initiative, using another language other than the home language as the medium of instruction seems to create barriers in learning and promote teacher-oriented pedagogical practices in classrooms.

Keywords: Mother tongue, education policy, medium of instruction, pedagogy, translanguaging, curriculum

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