Moving on : the challenges for foreign language learning on transition from primary to secondary school
Hunt, Marilyn J., Barnes, Ann, Powell, Bob and Martin, Cynthia. (2008) Moving on : the challenges for foreign language learning on transition from primary to secondary school. Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol.24 (No.4). pp. 915-926. ISSN 0742-051X
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Europe's commitment to language learning has resulted in higher percentages of pupils studying foreign languages during primary education. In England, recent policy decisions to expand foreign language learning at primary level by 2010 create major implications for transition to secondary. This paper presents findings on transition issues from case studies of a DfES-funded project evaluating 19 local authority Pathfinders piloting the introduction of foreign language learning at primary level. Research on transition in other countries sets these findings in context. Finally, it investigates the challenges England faces for transition in the light of this expansion and discusses future implications.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Great Britain. Dept. for Education and Skills, Language and languages -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Great Britain, Language and languages -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Great Britain, Education, Elementary -- Great Britain, Education, Secondary -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Teaching and Teacher Education|
|Official Date:||May 2008|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 915-926|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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