Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014, Page: 5-10
Bilingual Programs in Jaffna: An Appraisal
T. Karunakaran, Senior Lecturer in ELT, English Language Teaching Center, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Received: Jan. 26, 2014;       Published: Feb. 20, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.hss.20140201.12      View  2914      Downloads  188
Abstract
This paper tries to bring the actual practice of bilingual education in Jaffna schools. A research was undertaken in order to appraise the bilingual programs being conducted in the Jaffna schools, particularly in the post civil war scenario. The study looks into current situation of bilingual education programs in place in the two schools, Jaffna Hindu Ladies’ College (JHLC) and J/Vembadi High School (VGHC). A pilot study gave a lot of insights to focus on the key issues of the present study, and also it helped the researcher to develop research tools and decide the sample size. This study captured different perspectives of teachers and students from two schools and also the other socio-linguistic and socio-cultural factors that might have an impact on the effective operation of bilingual programs in Jaffna.
Keywords
Bilingual Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Students, Socio-Economic Factors
To cite this article
T. Karunakaran, Bilingual Programs in Jaffna: An Appraisal, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 5-10. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20140201.12
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