[lg policy] Government Targets, Budgets Mismatched in Welsh Language Education

Gareth Price gareth.price at DUKE.EDU
Mon Jul 25 19:28:47 UTC 2011

Two related stories here:

1) Welsh Government wants 30% of 7-yr-olds in Welsh-medium schools by 2020

WELSH language education needs to expand more quickly in areas like
Flintshire and Wrexham to achieve the 10 year targets set by the Welsh

Education minister Leighton Andrews said yesterday that he was pleased
by progress so far against key aims to expand Welsh medium teaching
from nursery to university.

Full story: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/2011/07/23/welsh-government-wants-30-of-7-yr-olds-in-welsh-medium-schools-by-2020-55578-29103762/

2) Budget cuts threaten Caerphilly Welsh-language schools revamp

WELSH-SPEAKING pupils in the Rhymney Valley could be without a
suitable secondary school as soon as next year after a funding cut has
thrown an education revamp into jeopardy.

A proposed £30m overhaul of Welsh-speaking education in Caerphilly is
in doubt after Education Minister Leighton Andrews announced a
slashing of financial support from Cardiff Bay for the 21st-Century
Schools national school-building programme.

Full story: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/south-wales-news/rhymney-valley/2011/07/21/budget-cuts-threaten-caerphilly-welsh-language-schools-revamp-91466-29090581/

Dr. Gareth Price
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
316 Languages Building, Box 90259
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0259

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