Spreading tongues;In Brief

5th January 1996 at 00:00
* The "indiscriminate and un-controlled" spread of foreign language teaching into primaries was opposed by the Scottish Education Department's chief inspector in November 1963. It was likely to cause confusion and frustration where there was no follow-up in secondaries, it was claimed.

The SED insisted development had to be controlled and in the hands of competent teachers.

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