Scott Redgrove

Kamloops, Canada

About Scott

Bio

B Phil, Dip Ed, MAS, MLIS

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

Smart Growth, Placemaking

I'm passionate about

Urban Planning, Education

Universities

UVIC, McGill, UBC

Comments & conversations

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Scott Redgrove
Posted over 3 years ago
Does the future of education lie in bilingualism? Is it even possible?
There is too much emphasis on competence in a particular second or foreign language, when we would get much more out of the knowledge and skills that allow us to acquire competence in any language. I prefer to see the teaching of the general science of linguistics as a core component of social studies. Morphology, phonology, syntax, pragmatics...its a very rich domain to explore. Our goal should not be to prepare little Jimmy for the civil service exams or for a job at a Denny's in East LA; our goal should be to enrich Jimmy's mind.