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ERIC Number: ED565354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 76
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1570 – 1239
Welsh: The Welsh Language in Education in the UK, 2nd Edition. Regional Dossiers Series
Jones, Meirion Prys, Comp.; Jones, Ceinwen, Comp.
Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise, description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the number of schools, teachers, pupils, and financial investments. This kind of information can serve several purposes and can be relevant for policymakers, researchers, teachers, students, and journalists as the information provided assesses developments in European minority language schooling. This regional dossier can be used as a first orientation towards further research or as a source of ideas for improving educational provisions in their own region. The first version of "Welsh: The Welsh Language in Education in the UK" was compiled in 2001, this second version was compiled in 2014 and covers academic data for the 2013/2014 school year. This dossier contains a glossary, forward, an introduction to the region under study, and six sections dealing with a specific level of the education system. Sections eight to ten cover research, prospects, and summary statistics. A list of references and further reading is included.
Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning. Fryske Akademy, P.O.Box 54, NL-8900 AB Ljouwert, The Netherlands. Tel: +31-58-213-1414; Fax: +31-58-213-1409; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Primary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: Policymakers; Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: Fryske Akademy (Netherlands); Province of Fryslan (Netherlands)
Authoring Institution: Fryske Akademy (Netherlands), Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Wales)