Importance Of Education In Mother Tongue

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THE PERCEPTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS ABOUT THE EDUCATION IN MOTHER TONGUE DRAFT A (Introduction, Literature Review, Research Questions and Main Reference List) “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela 1. INTRODUCTION The use of the mother tongue is one of the most crucial universal human rights. The Contract of Political Rights of United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantee the freedom of using the mother tongue. The right to education is also a universal right that is determined by international contracts. The right to education in the mother-tongue is guaranteed by both international contracts and institutions. All around the world it is accepted scientifically that education in the mother tongue is significant for individual, cultural and social improvement. The fact that education in the mother tongue is an extremely substantial element in providing equal educational opportunity is certified. Thus, plenty of countries apply Mother-tongue based multilingual educational system. This study is prepared with the intension to conduct a research in our country as well as raising the awareness of the METU students, especially the prospective teachers on the issue of mother-tongue based multilingual education.
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