Saturday, 29 March 2014

EdX offering a course in Hindi

Wonderful to see that EdX is offering a course in Hindi.
https://www.edx.org/course/anux/anux-anu-india1x-engaging-india-1376

I have often maintained that, education must be available to all.  And that English should be an enabler, and not a barrier.  And that the teaching of many subjects, can be independent of language.

I see too many students studying in our Marathi, Kannada or Gujarati medium schools, learning their subjects superbly, and being able to articulate the same.  The move towards 'semi english', especially in rural areas, for the teaching of science etc, actually harms the students in the manner that, they can then not explain well in any language.