IJLLL 2020 Vol.6(1): 9-17 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2020.6.1.243

Multilingual Education: Possibility or Ideal Dream

Shashank S. Parimi and Hridbijoy Chakraborty
Abstract—Diversity can truly be seen inherently across India, on the basis of language. The National Curriculum Framework-2005 has also given importance to address multilingualism to aid cognitive development. This paper explores the field level experiences of implementing multilingual pedagogy through various case studies. This paper also explores language education vis-a-vis multilingual education. The paper tries to address the challenge faced by children in classrooms due to the difference in mainstream language and their regional variances of the language.

Index Terms—Children, multilingualism, language, dialects, regional variances.

Shashank S. Parimi and Hridbijoy Chakraborty are with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 400088 India (e-mail: shashank.parimi@ tiss.edu, hridbijoy @gmail.com).

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Cite: Shashank S. Parimi and Hridbijoy Chakraborty, "Multilingual Education: Possibility or Ideal Dream," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 9-17, 2020.

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