ERIC Number: ED108517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-8
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Boundaries, Identity, and Schooling: A Socio-Cultural Study of Welsh-English Relations.
Khleif, Bud B.
This report is concerned with the current Welsh cultural resurgence, with the focus of this resurgence on the Welsh language as a chief determinant of ethnicity, and with the efforts of the Welsh to obtain from those that govern them institutional supports for their language in schools, courts of law, and similar public and official establishments. This study is put in the context of relations with the English, the historical background of the Welsh, and the larger context of autonomist movements in Europe and North America, South America, Asia, and Africa. The questions explored here include: (1) what is the relationship between ethnicity, nationalism, and language; (2) under what circumstances do they fuse into one another; (3) to what extent do they have an underlying unity, yet can be discussed apart; and (4) what accounts for the persistence of ethnicity well into the twentieth century? The report is divided into the following sections: a brief history of European, Celtic, and Welsh nationalism; issues and development in Welsh nationalism; land, language, and community; language versus institutions; the school as an agency of regeneration; and the teaching of history in the schools. Implications of this study in relation to ethnicity, nationalism, and bilingualism are also discussed. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Studies, Language Instruction, Language Planning, Language Role, Nationalism, Official Languages, Political Attitudes, Second Languages, Social Influences, Sociolinguistics, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Welsh
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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