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Harris, John – Language Teaching Research, 2009
The teaching and learning of Irish in primary school is both an important educational issue and central to the national language revitalization effort. The findings of Irish-language programme evaluations, therefore, are invariably scrutinized very closely by different sectors. This paper examines how the later stages of a major evaluation took…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Evaluators, Official Languages, Language of Instruction
Papatheodorou, Theodora, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Globally, early years policies and documents have set out aspirational outcomes and benefits for children, their families and the wider society. These policies have emphasised the place of early childhood provision within the wider global agenda, by tackling inequality and disadvantage early on in children's lives. However, these strategies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices