Deepti Sreeram, Research Associate, CLIL@India Project

The Façade of Board Exams

In 2005, when the results were out, no one had told me the futility of scoring x% in your Boards. I believed that this was an important milestone and that hereon, my report card stating this number, would define me. Nearly a decade later, the results for the CBSE Board exams are out and once […]

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Why schools in India must bat for dual medium of instruction

The process of education starts with getting children into schools. Having one of the largest elementary school systems in the world, India has had a challenging task with respect to ensuring that all children are in schools. Thus, in 2009, when the Indian Parliament implemented the Right to Free and Compulsory Education for children (RTE) […]

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An ASER Experience Straight from the Field

The Annual Status of Education Report, an initiative started by Pratham in 2005, has been diligently covering the status of learning levels of children for over ten years now. A report card that measures reading levels, ASER has been useful in understanding the grim reality that our country faces, in terms of knowledge production and […]

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The Language Problem: Part 2

This is part 2 of a two-part series. To read the first part, click here. In my previous post, I had briefly mentioned how children are often left out of schools since they do not speak the dominant language that is the medium of school instruction. In addition to inappropriate medium of instruction, unsuitable curricula […]

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THE LANGUAGE PROBLEM: Part 1

THE LANGUAGE PROBLEM: Part 1

When the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (2013) took a step to give a snapshot of the language ecosystem in India, the idea was to take a survey and give an estimate of the number of languages we were home to. However, the study which is yet to be released by the government, revealed a […]

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