ERIC Number: ED165449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Older Mother Tongues of the United Kingdom.
James, C. V., Ed.
This report describes bilingual education programs in England that promote the Welsh and Gaelic languages. The section on Welsh includes discussions of: the history of the Welsh language, the Welsh books scheme to promote the availability of published materials in Welsh, the activities of the national language unit of Wales, external examinations, proposals toward a national language policy on Welsh education, Welsh schools, and schools council committee for Wales. Also covered are higher education, teacher training, Welsh in the community, Welsh communities abroad, references and sources, select bibliography, and a list of organizations that promote the Welsh language. The section on Scottish Gaelic includes historical notes, Gaelic in the community, Gaelic in schools, external examinations, higher and further education, teacher training, teaching materials, select bibliography, and a list of organizations concerned with promoting the Scottish Gaelic language. A brief chapter on the Irish language is also presented. Various tabular and pictorial material statistically present the percentages of Welsh/English and Gaelic/English bilingualism. (EJS)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Indo European Languages, Instructional Materials, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction, Language Maintenance, Language Planning, Language Programs, Language Role, National Programs, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Welsh
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, 20 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y5AP, England
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching, London (England).
Identifiers: Gaelic; Irish People; Scottish