Language and Culture: About a Saora Class One Primer

Mishra, Mahendra Kumar (2013) Language and Culture: About a Saora Class One Primer. Language and Language Teaching, 2 (1). pp. 16-20. ISSN 2277-307X

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This article reflects on the process1 of producing a class one primer for the Saora children, and its subsequent field trial. The socio-cultural context of the child is seen as the foundation of learning. In the primer, Saora folklore was used as the content, and Saora language as the medium of learning, thus ensuring an inbuilt context drawn from the children’s environment. Our work showed that it was possible for a child to learn two or more languages at the same time if her own language is actively used in the learning process; it also seemed possible to engage children in analytical activities which enhance their logical and cognitive abilities.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mishra, Mahendra Kumar
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Multilinguality, Multilingual Education, Learning Classrooms
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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Note: : Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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