ERIC Number: EJ1105606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Irish-Medium Language Immersion Programs' Effects on Mathematics Education
Murray, Diane R.
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v1 n2 p28-32 Fall-Win 2010
In Ireland, there are areas where the Irish language is spoken exclusively, these areas are called Gaeltacht. Students living in those areas speak Irish both at home and at school. But outside those areas, schools teach in the English language. This is changing due to Gaelscoileanna. Now students who are speaking English at home and in the neighborhood are being taught in Irish at school. Additive bilingualism occurs in students attending Gaelscoileanna since they are immersed in both languages on a daily basis. This has shown to have positive impacts on mathematics learning. Other countries, such as Wales, Scotland, and Canada, have implemented similar types of schools. Research on Irish-medium language immersion programs effects on mathematics education is presented.
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Immersion Programs, Bilingualism, Language of Instruction, Educational Change, English, Irish, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/jmetc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland