ERIC Number: ED117956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1953
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Problems for Research into Bilingualism and Allied Topics. Pamphlet No. 1.
Wales Univ., Aberystwyth. Univ. Coll. of Wales.
The Faculty of Education of the University College of Wales is responsible for the initiation and coordination of research on the bilingual situation of Wales. This pamphlet outlines a program of work for this research. It is intended to show the individual researcher the overall aims and problems of the program and to suggest specific research topics. The introduction is divided into the following sections: (1) reasons for the research program; (2) the scope of research work; (3) need for realistic, rather than academic, to be researched; (4) special educational problems in a "mixed language" area; (5) standardized tests of intelligence and attainment and quantitative measures of Welsh linguistic background; (6) order of priority; and (7) research by groups of teachers. The main areas of investigation for the program have been divided into three: (1) the development of tools, for a reliable investigation, e.g., standardized language and intelligence tests; (2) the undertaking of studies using the tools to assess relationships between Welsh linguistic background and educational attainment, assess efficiency of alternate methods of language teaching, and survey general attitudes toward the bilingual situation; and (3) the initiation of projects connected with material development, student placement, national education objectives, reading surveys, and school conditions. (TL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Educational Objectives, Language Attitudes, Language Research, Language Tests, Material Development, Research Coordinating Units, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Tools, Standardized Tests, Student Placement, Test Construction, Welsh
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wales Univ., Aberystwyth. Univ. Coll. of Wales.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)