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ERIC Number: EJ956854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
"Build It and They Shall Come?" An Evaluation of Qualitative Evidence Relating to Student Choice and Welsh-Medium Higher Education
Davies, Andrew James; Trystan, Dafydd
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v15 n2 p147-164 2012
This paper seeks to evaluate the factors influencing students' choice of Higher Education provision with specific reference to language of study. Placing the recent development of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (the National Welsh-Medium College) in an appropriate historical and theoretical perspective, this paper evaluates a major qualitative study relating to student choice in Wales. It argues that while location, reputation, finance and employability are the primary drivers for student choice, there is considerable evidence to demonstrate a latent demand for Welsh-medium provision in specific subjects and locations. Furthermore there is a clear link to future job prospects in patterns of linguistic choice amongst prospective Higher Education students. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)