English-led education cannot sustain growth in India

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 17:16:18 UTC 2007


 Forwarded From:  edling at ccat.sas.upenn.edu

India EduNews

English-led education cannot sustain growth in India

Hyderabad: Calling for imparting modern education through Indian languages,
Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh on Saturday warned that real
growth was not possible in India if it was based on "exclusive English-led
urban model". Delivering the convocation address at the second convocation
of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) here, he said the urban and
English-centric growth is an unviable and exclusive model would do a
disservice to the spirit of India.

Singh, who was conferred an honorary D.Litt. degree by the university on the
occasion, said education had to play a "socially empowering role", given the
social and linguistic diversity of the country.

Full story:
http://www.indiaedunews.net/Today/%27English-
led_education_cannot_sustain_growth_in_India%27_1370/




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