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Motivating the majority in a divided school system

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Pritchard, Rosalind (1991) Motivating the majority in a divided school system. In: Motivating the Majority: Modern Languages in Northern Ireland. (Eds: Pritchard, Rosalind), Centre for Information on Language Teaching and the University of Ulster, London, pp. 1-17. ISBN 0948003391 [Book section]

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Abstract

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN NORTHERN IRELAND HAS TAKEN ON A DISTINCTIVE CHARACTER DUE TO ITS GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION, THE SURVIVAL OF THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THE CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE IRISH LANGUAGE (TO CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY). THIS CHAPTER DISCUSSES THE SOCIO-POLITICAL SCENARIO AGAINST WHICH SUBSEQUENT PAPERS IN THE BOOK ARE FOREGROUNDED, AND ALSO HIGHLIGHTS THE CAUSES OF CERTAIN MOTIVATIONAL DIFFICULTIES THAT BEDEVIL THE WORK OF LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN NORTHERN IRELAND (AND ELSEWHERE).

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:22379
Deposited By:Professor Rosalind Pritchard
Deposited On:31 May 2012 18:33
Last Modified:31 May 2012 18:33

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