Supporting Multilingualism (Booklet 4) Delivery till 31 March 2020
Publisher/Group: Eklavya
Product Code: 9789387926349
Name: Pre-Order Book Will deliver till 31 March 2020
Author: Various
ISBN-13: 978-93-87926-34-9
Binding: Paperback
PublishingDate: 2020
Publisher: Eklavya
No. Of Pages: 48
Language: English
Availability: Pre-Order
Rs. 150.00
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The Early Literacy Initiative’s Practitioner Briefs are
a collection of “how-tos” for people working in the
field. Teachers, teacher educators and NGO staff often
struggle with operationalising theoretical ideas that
they read about. Certain ideas may sound interesting or
useful – but are they implementable in Indian settings?
How can we implement them? The Practitioner Brief
series draw upon theoretical perspectives to help
individuals and organisations to imagine relevant
practices in classrooms. A total of 21 briefs are
compiled into seven thematic booklets. In this booklet,
the reader is introduced to the idea of supporting the
use of the mother tongue and multilingualism in a
language and literacy classroom. The first brief in this
booklet emphasises the importance of multilingual
classrooms by arguing that a multilingual classroom
has consequences not only for a child’s comprehension,
but also for the rightful inclusion of her identity, culture
and experiences. It provides pedagogical tips that
could be adapted for creating a vibrant multilingual
environment within the classroom. The second brief
provides insights from a teacher research study on the
use of the regional language in supporting English
language learning in low-English exposure classroom
settings. The brief presents pedagogical principles that
shaped the intervention, as well as recommendations
that could be adapted for teaching English in similar


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