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Subject: The benefits of tokples education are immense


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fiji
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Date Posted: 02:54:30 12/17/99 Fri
In reply to: trader 's message, "Re: How are Elementary and Normal Primary linked?" on 07:48:04 12/15/99 Wed

> The article here about children completing elementary
> grade 2 seems to send mixed messages. On the one hand,
> the advocates are saying that it is a good system
> because it is relevant as learning/teaching is
> conducted in the Melpa (local) language and that
> children are learning about things in their lives. On
> the hand, the article concludes that these children
> will be disadvantaged compared to those who are going
> to the "normal system".
> What is the link in place for transition from the
> elementary to the so called normal primary? Is it a
> waste of time to begin the learning process in the
> language of the child and than move to the English
> language? Isn't the comment that those who go through
> this system will be disadvantaged, really saying, the
> elementary school in the Reform is superfluous? Such a
> comparison I think defeats the purpose of the
> education reform which has taken alot to get it
> started.
>
Because it is well established that kids learning to read and write in their tok ples learn these skills much faster than those who are handicapped by trying to learn these skills in a foreign tongue, I think they may well have the last laugh in the end. It is ignorance of the advantages and the reason for these reforms that is a drawback, not any problem with the technique itself.

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