Education Policy for the Promotion of Trilingual Education at Primary Level

Education Policy for the Promotion of Trilingual Education at Primary Level : A comparative analysis of Ireland and Catalonia

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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of language policy development in Ireland for the inclusion of three languages in the Primary School Curriculum. Using a comparative study of Ireland and Catalonia, chapters provide a theoretical examination of issues related to cognitive language acquisition and European policy regarding language status and use, along with empirical examinations of teacher attitudes to early trilingual education. The book draws from psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics to situate the study within a broader context of European multilingualism and language learning, offering evidence-based directions for social planning issues that affect communities more

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  • Hardback
  • 158.75 x 234.95mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138962945
  • 9781138962941

About Elena Prats Porcar

Elena Prats Porcar is Lecturer and Department Co-ordinator in the Department of Spanish, Kyoto University, Japan. She recently completed her PhD in Education at the National University of more

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Psycholinguistic Studies on Second and Third Language Acquisition 3. European Policy for Language Education and Multilingualism 4. Language Policy in Ireland 5. Historical Developments in Education and Language Policy in Catalonia 6. Comparative Survey Study on Trilingual Education on Primary Schools in Ireland and Catalonia 7. Conclusions: Is there a Place for Trilingual Education within the Irish Education System?show more