ERIC Number: ED245534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Education of Young Children in England and Wales.
Observations from site visits in England and Wales and a limited review of the literature about bilingual education of young children, particularly of preschool age, are reported here. The current native language teaching situation in England and several related ongoing research projects are described, and English as a second language programs and several monolingual programs for preschool children that are relevant to the bilingual child are discussed. In Wales, bilingual education programs for Welsh-English-speaking children are found to be more common than in England. The importance of the early years for second language learning is emphasized in several research projects as well as in a nationwide movement for Welsh medium nursery schools and playgroups. Some aspects of the Welsh and English research and program design relating to the current situation in Sweden for educating young immigrant children are examined. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Linkoping Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: England; Sweden; Wales