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Evaluation of the Welsh Language Strategy

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  • Release date: 7 October 2015
The Welsh Language Strategy, 'A living language: a language for living' sets our vision of seeing the Welsh language thriving in Wales.

The Welsh Language Strategy Evaluation Framework provides the basis for a programme of research and analysis to assess the outcomes and effectiveness of the Strategy. Research and evaluation studies undertaken in the context of the Evaluation Framework are intended to extend our evidence base in relation to the Welsh language, together with the Evaluation of the Welsh-medium Education Strategy.

Welsh language transmission and use in families

Release date: 12 June 2017

This study is intended to support the work of the Welsh Government as it refines and develops its approaches to meet the objectives set out in A living language, a language for living and Moving Forward. The basis of the study was set by the Evaluation Framework for A living language: a language for living  published in February 2013.

The project aimed to examine how parents use Welsh with their children and how the use of Welsh in the home is influenced by various factors. Specifically, the project aimed to answer the following research questions:

  • What are the conditions that facilitate Welsh language transmission within families, and the conditions that make Welsh language transmission less likely?
  • What are the conditions that influence patterns of Welsh language use within families with children in the 0-4 age group?

Welsh language use in the community: Research Study

Release date: 7 October 2015

This study is intended to support the work of the Welsh Government as it refines and develops its approaches to meet the objectives set out in A living language, a language for living and Moving Forward. The basis of the study was set by the Evaluation Framework for A living language: a language for living  published in February 2013.

The study explores language use patterns in communities in Wales and some of the factors associated with the vitality of Welsh as a community language. It also assesses whether the types of programmes funded by the Welsh Government to promote Welsh language use are meeting the needs of communities.

Welsh language strategy evaluation framework

Release date: 25 February 2013

Part I outlines the policy context for the Evaluation Framework, sets out the conceptual framework which underpins it, and considers the challenges and implications of seeking to evaluate the impact of language planning activity. Part II presents a series of logic models, corresponding to each of the six Strategic Areas of the Strategy. Each logic model is followed by a series of more detailed research questions that need to be addressed, together with an outline of the research methods and tools to be considered in each case.

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Tel: 0300 025 5720
Email: catrin.redknap@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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