History has been falsified for many years and it is still being taught every year in America. Students need the truth. They need more love and togetherness in this world. It is confusing and selfish of schools to be teaching students nonsense especially in America. Not understanding life at all
In South Africa, where English, the language of learning and teaching at most universities, is an additional language for the majority of students in higher education, the construct of 'discourse' has been used extensively to understand students' experiences. Academic work requires mastery of academic discourses - which are discipline based. If students have not accessed these discourses, then their ability to use a home language for academic work will not necessarily help them.
Sure, I think it's a great idea for students to learn more about their linguistic history. When you understand the origin and foundation of a language, it is easier to speak, write and understand that language correctly. It might also help students take pride in their language when they learn more about it.
Yes, students should learn more about their linguistic history. Students should be educated about themselves, their community, their history, and how it all related to the world around them. Thus, educating students on their linguistic history is important if there is a lack of knowledge in the area in order to create well-rounded students.
Students do not need to learn more about their linguistic history. Students are already very dumb in matters that require much more attention. Students need to be better at the basics of math, english and composition, reading and basic reasoning. It would also help for students to be mandated to take civics courses to learn how government works.