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This quantity brings jointly students from worldwide to juxtapose the voices of school room members along the voices of ruling elites with the purpose of seriously linking language coverage concerns with school room perform in a number of contexts. the quantity is acceptable for postgraduate scholars, researchers and educators in a number of components.

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The second strategy was to give education through the medium of English to a small percentage of the population, who in turn, as teachers 22 Decolonisation, Globalisation and opinion-makers, would help spread European knowledge and values to the rest of the population through their own languages. This strategy would create a new elite, who would be loyal to the colonial government and would be the mediators between it and its subjects. By keeping small the population educated through English, the demand for jobs in the government would be under control and, consequently, social unrest arising out of being unable to get white-collar jobs after English education would be kept in check.

Hindi is learned in schools through Nation-building in a Globalised World: Choice and Education in India 31 the formula (and outside schools) to increase economic opportunities, particularly for employment in and transactions with the central government, and educational institutions and commercial establishments under it. It is also learned, though not its formal variety, for communicating with speakers of another Indian language, who do not know English. The Soft Power of English The purpose of learning English is clearly not the cultural integration of the nation.

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