Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Role of Language
Assuming that French is important in a French class, and German in a German class, and also assuming that Mathematics is important in a Math class - what does it matter if the student is taught Mathematics in French or German or Spanish? Requiring Mathematics to be assessed in English is really testing two things. Should they not be separate? Or should we assess students in PE on how well they understand the metric system while we are measuring their jumps?