Start date:October 2022
Research Topic:Experiences and attitudes of children and young people transferring to Welsh education
Supervising school:School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC
External Sponsor:Welsh Government
Research keywords:Bilingualism; Education; Welsh language
The Welsh Government has a target of a million Welsh speakers by the year 2050. They see Welsh education as an important contribution to this. Facilities exist to allow children and young people to transition into Welsh education, even if they started off in a different language. Research so far indicates that results in terms of language acquisition are quite positive. This study will try to look at this system through the eyes of those who participate in it. What sort of an experience is it? How do experiences differ? What are the ups and downs? Are there lessons to be learnt?
This is just starting. Watch this space.