Class 9-10

Neeraja Raghavan

The Class (Entre les murs)

Directed by Laurent Cantet


A Review  by Alex M. George

Entering the Classroom

Teacher Man: A Memoir

by Frank McCourt

Scribner, USA (November 2005); 272 pages

A Review  by Sitalakshmi Natarajan

Steven Pinker and the Grammar of Mind

The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker,

Penguin Books (2008), xii+499 pages

A Review by Indu Prasad

L. Devaki and Manasi Mishra

A group of 17 government school teachers entered our beautifully done up training hall. They were from three states Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry - and it showed clearly. They walked in groups, sat in groups, ate in groups, and even talked in groups! We realized that our first assignment was to break the language barrier, in order to initiate our work on language teaching.

Rukmini Banerji

Juliette Mendelovits

 “We are good at churning out people who can learn and memorise but not those who are creative or capable of original thought.” Sam Pitroda, Head of the National Knowledge Commission

Kamlesh Chandra Joshi

Prema Daniel

Language is the most important tool in a child's learning experience. Children are introduced to languages other than their mother tongue at a very early age. Most schools choose English as the medium of instruction because parents (and the public) want children to be exposed to English as early as possible, as it is seen as a stepping stone to success.

Geeta Ramanujam


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