Bringing Modern Languages into the Primary Curriculum in England: Investigating Effective Practice in Teacher Education

Aug. 25, 2009

Source: European Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 32, Issue 3, August 2009, pages 259 - 270.

This paper presents the results of an investigation into the effectiveness of an initiative in a large education faculty in the North West of England. The initiative designed to ensure that all generalist primary teacher trainees on an undergraduate course are prepared to support the implementation of the UK government's National Languages Strategy in primary schools.

The results suggest an overall positive response from trainees. However, the results indicate a need to ensure that schools provide more explicit and targeted support when trainees are on placement.

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