Difficulties Associated with Fostering Education to Tribal Population through English Language Skills

Disha Bhatt and Itishree Sarangi

Much has been spoken about the current status of tribal education. The entire energy is diverted towards the problems and challenges faced by the indigenous population in the field of education. But it is high time researchers should change their lenses and focus on how to impart quality education in order to receive desired results. Education can only be attained through the medium of language and English language is the bridge or carrier of education both in schools and higher education. English language has four major skills Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. These skills are necessary to develop in order to improve their performance in all the subjects and not just English. The present study focusses on the English writing skills of the tribal undergraduates pursuing Arts, Science and Commerce at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar and how it acts as a pullback factor in attaining education. It covers the difficulties faced by the students during writing in English which ultimately affects their academic performance and hence education in general. In order to conduct the study hypothesis was framed and data was collected from the students and was analysed. From the study we can conclude that aspects like socio-cultural backgrounds, economic status, educational level of the parents, errors in writing and difficulties in acquiring English language affect their academic performance and English writing skills.

Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 1159-1170