Education Policy for the Promotion of Trilingual Education at Primary Level:A comparative analysis of Ireland and Catalonia：A comparative analysis of Ireland and Catalonia（Routledge Research in Language Education）
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.
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?