|Posted: 10 April 2010 at 12:05 | IP Logged
Muslim parents would like their children to be well versed in standard
English to follow the National Curriculum and go for higher studies and
research to serve humanity. Majority of Muslim children leave schools with
low grades because state schools with monolingual teachers are not capable
of teaching English to bilingual children.At the same time, they need to
learn and be well versed in Arabic, Urdu and other community languages to
keep in touch with their cultural roots and enjoy the beauty of their
literature and poetry.
I am concerned with the education of the Muslim children. It is nothing to
do with integration or segregation. Those state schools where Muslim
children are in majority, in my opinion, may be designated as Muslim
community schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models.