Multilingual vision 'dim on the detail'

26th January 2001 at 00:00
One of the local authorities on which the Mulgrew committee laid responsibility for widening the range of languages taught has denounced as "disappointingly thin" the advice on how this can be done.

Sandy Wilson, head of lifelong learning in Clackmannan, told councillors that the report was "strong on rhetoric" aout diversifying language provision and realistic about why most children learn French.

But local authorities which, the report says, should ensure other languages are available within their area if not in each school, are not told how to overcome the practical problems.

Language shake-up, page 5

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