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Evaluating the Foundation Phase: key findings on Welsh language

Rhys, Mirain ORCID:, Waldron, Samuel and Taylor, Christopher Matthew ORCID: 2014. Evaluating the Foundation Phase: key findings on Welsh language. [Project Report]. Cardiff: Welsh Government. Available at:

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The Foundation Phase (introduced in 2008) provides a developmentally appropriate experiential curriculum for children aged 3-7 in Wales. The Welsh Government commissioned independent evaluation (led by WISERD) aims to evaluate how well it is being implemented, what impact it has had, and ways in which it can be improved. The three-year evaluation utilises a range of mixed methods at a national and local scale. This is one of five papers focused on practice. It draws on 239 classroom and setting observations, 341 practitioner interviews, 604 school and setting survey responses, 37 Local Authority interviews and four non-maintained organisation interviews.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1001 Celtic languages and literature
Publisher: Welsh Government
ISBN: 9781473418554
Funders: Welsh Government
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 April 2016
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 09:43

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