Capacity Building of Teachers of English: An Intervention in Non–formal Education Centres in Rajasthan
Today, English has become a global language and it is a symbol of people’s aspirations for quality in education and a fuller participation in national and international life. The visible impact of this presence of English is that it is being demanded today by everyone, right from the initial stage of schooling.
This aspiration for learning English however is no longer confined to the metros. It is fast spreading to the remotest villages of India where everyone wants to learn English on a top priority basis. Therefore, the NGOs working in these areas have taken the initiative of preparing teachers in their Activity Centres with a level of proficiency in English that would help them impart minimal levels of literacy in English to the children coming to these centres. It is also being used as a bridge to help these children gain admission to the government run primary schools where a minimum literacy level in English is expected of a child seeking admission to Class 1.