Education in focus 1: Features of successful education systems

Find out what features are needed to create a successful education system.

Dr Rukmini Banerjee, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, India, talks about the importance of realistic assessment and other aspects of successful education systems. We also hear from Maya Menon, Founder-Director of The Teacher Foundation, who highlights the importance of long-term education planning and shares her experience of working in India. 

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Submitted by NDAGIJIMANA Emmanuel on Tue, 02/27/2024 - 19:17

A successful education system is important to building a reliable nation for the future. I have liked to bookmark this, because I was curious and eager to learn about the hints and I really did, for instance, the curriculum and career progression among many more others. But what about language of instruction? For learners in an L2, it would be better for them if they begin with it at early school age rather than find it halfway their primary education. Right or wrong?

Hi Emmanuel

Thanks for your comment - there is some debate about what the best age to learn a foreign language is, and many people believe in the critical period hypothesis. There are also differences of opinions about the when to use L2 as language of instruction. This might depend on many factors, and it's probably true that with very young learners it is important to be able to use some L1 in the classroom. I wonder what other teachers think?


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Zubayer Hossain on Thu, 01/04/2024 - 20:57

Long term education system is obviously beneficiary because of human brain types and system where there is no doubt but target based education system or task based or competency based education system don't allow long term education system. Here, I personally believe in long term education planning

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