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October 7, 2015 Turning Back the Clock?

 

Is the Punjabi Language a low priority in the North American education system? Do you think that the North American countries should make the same commitment to foreign language programs as many European countries have? Assuming you didn’t learn Punjabi at a young age, if you could turn back the clock today, would you want to now? I believe it is so important to teach children the importance of diversity and communication skills at a young age. They will definitely reap the rewards of these things later in life.

I think many would agree it is important for foreign languages, art, and music to stay within the education curriculum. These are all essential in making children more culturally aware of the sights and sounds which they come into contact with on a daily basis. Greater opportunities in terms of careers and more “connected” relationships are sure to come their way.

 

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1 Comment

  • Thank-you for the insight! I completely agree – in a society that values academics and pushes children to be more “marketable,” we are forgetting the traditional and ancient arts. Be it language, culture, dance, music – learning about and practising these arts is important. The knowledge gained is invaluable.
    I look forward to reading more…

    Thank-you.

    January 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm

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