To what extent is trilingual education supported by those in the educational community in Mallorca?

Currier, Benjamin (2015) To what extent is trilingual education supported by those in the educational community in Mallorca? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this research is to understand the support for Tratamiento Integral de Lenguas (TIL) and using a trilingual educational model in Mallorca. Those in question for showing their support for TIL come from those in the educational community in Mallorca; parents/guardians, teachers and pupils.

    TIL is a government legislation which requires all state educational centres to use the two official languages of Mallorca, plus introducing a third foreign language. One hypothesised that after a great manifestation with a tenth of the population attending, the general consensus would be not to support such legislation. Participants were presented with a questionnaire containing general questions for all participants and then following sub-group questions depending on which group they belonged to.

    The study is presented in four clear chapters, each developing upon the previous chapter. Chapter one reviews the literature on the topic, chapter two looks at the research methodology. Chapter three includes the research findings and chapter four provides conclusions to the study. Quotes and the questionnaires were originally in Castilian, Catalan or French and have been translated by the researcher.

    There was an anticipated conclusion that TIL was ill-supported by all those in the educational community, however on the contrary, it seemed that only one sub-group showed the greatest dismay for such legislation and it could have been their influences which encouraged the lack of support.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Languages and Area Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 14:49
    Last Modified: 08 Jul 2015 14:49
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17635

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