Education, Language and Literature
EL, GS, CT, and JH
PS 87
Laura Truitt, Teacher



Only one Indian in three can read. Because sons are more valuable than daughters, they are often sent to school. Only about 50% of India's children attend school. Some kids stay home and do stuff like take care of the family. Some children can't even do work because they are busy. In cities, many children help their parents earn a living instead of going to school. Sometimes girls stay at home to do housework or look after younger brothers or sisters. With so many responsibilities, many children do not finish their schooling. Children have their last exam in tenth grade because from tenth grade you go to the universities. Children must be able to read, write and speak English by then.


There are about 18 languages in India. They are Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujavati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Manipuri, Mavathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Sindhi. Two of the most important are Hindi and Bengali. 
Hindi is from New Delhi. Bengali is from Calcutta.


India's most famous writer, Rabindranath Tagore, wrote prose and poetry and was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913.


I liked working on India.  It was very fun.  When we had to look in books to find information about Education, it was hard to find.  I thank the people who helped me learn about India.  I really liked it.  The education group worked very
hard on finding Education. 

The literature in India is very hard to learn.  That is what I will say.  I'm not sure how many types of literature there are, but I'm pretty sure it's over a thousand.  I wish I knew all of them. 

I learned that they can speak 18 different languages in India.  I wish I could go to India one day.  But I still think Costa Rica is better. 

I liked doing India, but it was kind of hard because we don't know that much about India. 


Works Cited

Author unknown . "India" World Book Online Americas Edition World Book. 17 March 2003 

Author Unknown . "Maps of India" Maps Of India 20 March 2003 

Freed, Stanley and Ruth. "Education in India." Faces: The Ways We Learn

Johnstone, Patrick. Operation World. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993. 

Kalman, Bobbie. India: the People. New York: Crabtree Publishing Company, 2001.


Thank yous

Miss Israeli 
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