ERIC Number: ED347802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Stakeholders and Standards: Englishes for Tomorrow's India.
Tickoo, Makhan L.
The question of what language should be aimed at in teaching English as an international language has of late been receiving much attention. Three viewpoints have emerged and each shows a different understanding. This paper examines each of these viewpoints to understand its possible impact on the teaching of English as a foreign language in India. An educational alternative for the future is presented based on twin beliefs that the current English language teaching system must set itself realistic and attainable goals, and that any viable alternative must primarily be judged by how far and how well it answers the needs and aspirations of the vast majority of Indian stakeholders. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Note: In: Tickoo, Makhan L., Ed. Languages & Standards: Issues, Attitudes, Case Studies; see FL 019 461.