- Created: Saturday, 13 September 2014 17:41
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Why should we have proper and clear idea about understanding Communicative Language Teaching? It is simply because our national English curriculum, thousands of students, and guardians are directly influenced by CLT. It was introduced in our national curriculum in 1997. Since then the term has come to mean different things to different people. And this is not the fact in Bangladesh alone, in many non-native countries misconception has developed in different grades. A number of reasons for the confusion and misconception can be attributed to it. CLT has developed extremely rapidly over the past fifteen or so years around the world and has now moved a considerable distance from its original practices though without substantially changing its original principles. This is the most persistent and most damaging misconception.
- Created: Sunday, 10 August 2014 07:26
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In many developed and even developing countries, private kindergarten schools play a significant role in pre-school education. They have high standards of management and are well supervised. Unfortunately, the same is not true in the haphazardly established kindergarten schools in our cities, towns and suburbs. Imparting quality education and preparing their students for regular schools is not in the list of their priorities. When families are involved in their children's early childhood education, children may experience greater success once they enter elementary school (Miedel & Reynolds, 1999). We define educational involvement of families as activities that parents conduct at home and in early childhood settings to directly or indirectly support their children's learning. These activities can be conducted individually or through parent peer networks. Research shows that preliminary evidence that family involvement in young children's education may contribute not only to a smooth transition to elementary school for children, but also for parents, by helping to prepare them for later involvement in their children's learning. Another research suggests that family involvement in education can boost young children's academic success (Henderson & Berla, 1994; Izzo, Weissbert, Kasprow & Fendrich, 1999; Marcon, 1999; Powell, 1989). Research also suggests that the transition between early childhood and elementary school can be a crucial period in children's development (Pianta, Rimm-Kauffman & Cox 1999).