Whole language approach and multilingual pedagogy in schools

P. K., Jayaraj (2020) Whole language approach and multilingual pedagogy in schools. Language and Language Teaching, 9 (1). pp. 77-79. ISSN 2277-307X

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A few days ago, I visited the Union LPS (Lower Primary School) Thrikkanarvattom in Ernakulam Town along with two experts from NCERT, Professor Indrani Bhaduri and Dr.Vijayan. We saw that the students were fully involved and engaged in learning. After visiting the school, I thought how true the ancient Chinese proverb, “Tell me, I forget/Show me, I remember/Involve me, I understand”, was. The students of Union LPS Thrikkanarvattom were really amazing. They could read Malayalam with comprehension, do basic operations in Mathematics and read and communicate in English and Hindi, and of course enjoyed singing songs in their mother tongue. Here is what Professor Indrani Bhaduri, Head of Educational Survey Division of NCERT wrote in the School Visitor's Book:

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: P. K., Jayaraj
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Lower primary school, Malayalam, Multilingual and Whole Language Pedagogy
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/2194
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