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A Sociological Study of the Role of Language in Education

A Sociological Study of the Role of Language in Education
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Author(s): Naima Saeed (Department of Criminology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan), Tansif Ur Rehman (Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan) and Mehmood Ahmed Usmani (Department of Sociology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 13
Source title: Research Anthology on Preparing School Administrators to Lead Quality Education Programs
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3438-0.ch006

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Abstract

The present article is on the role of language in education. This article collected opinions of respondents about the role that language plays in the process of learning and education. Subjects were asked about their preferred mediums of instruction and their feelings about studying in a particular medium of instruction. The study also focused on the reasons why the respondents opted for a certain medium of instruction. Relationships between proficiencies in the first and second language, i.e., Urdu and English were evaluated. Other findings were related to their proficiency in the first language, gender, place of residence, social pressure, the medium of instruction and quality of education. At the end, recommendations developed by researchers are to clarify the issues regarding the role of language in education.

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