ERIC Number: ED108467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Welsh-Medium Nursery Schools, 1968, a Survey. Pamphlet No. 16.
Roberts, Felicity; Williams, Jac L.
This pamphlet summarizes findings of a survey of Welsh-medium nursery education in Wales as of 1968. Information about premises, equipment, and activities was collected by means of questionnaires, interviews, and visits to sample schools. The survey covers voluntary Welsh-medium nursery schools, but local authority-maintained classes were included for comparative purposes. Growth of the movement is discussed, as well as problems of space and budget. The background of the teachers and students is also discussed. The primary motivation is seen to be the desire to preserve the Welsh language and culture, but interest and support was also found in non-Welsh homes. Based on an assessment of students' progress, it is concluded that the voluntary Welsh-medium nursery schools promote bilingualism without detriment to academic progress; that this movement is still primarily a middle-class movement; and that Welsh-medium nursery education should be incorporated into the state-supported system. (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wales Univ., Aberystwyth. Univ. Coll. of Wales.