ERIC Number: ED240881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Minority Community Languages in School. NCLE (National Congress on Languages in Education) Papers and Reports 4.
Reid, Euan, Ed.
This report of a British government task force investigates the educational and policy needs for public school native language instruction for ethnic minority groups in the United Kingdom. An introductory section examines the educational policy context, rationale for minority language instruction, needs assessment and recommendations for action, and local education agency information needs. Papers written by task force members include: "Educational Justification for the Inclusion of Minority Group Language Provision in State Schools"; "Towards a Rationale"; "Materials for Mother-Tongue Teaching in the Context of Second Language Learning--Criteria for Design and Evaluation"; "Towards a Programme of In-Service Teacher Training for Community Language Teachers"; and "Public Examinations in Ethnic Minority Languages--Availability and Currency". A case study of the teaching of Gujarati in one high school and a report on bilingualism are also included. An annotated bibliography, a list of recent and current research projects in England, and a summary document of the task force are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingualism, Case Studies, Educational Assessment, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Information Needs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Tests, Material Development, Minority Groups, Native Language Instruction, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Second Language Learning, Standardized Tests
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom