We have published a briefing report ‘Evaluation, Impact and Outcomes in working with children and young people in regional and minority language revitalisation efforts’ that reports on the main discussions of a workshop organised by the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD), ESRC-funded Civil Society Research Centre project on Education, Language and Identity in Scotland and Wales. The aim of the workshop was to draw together practitioners involved in regional and minority language (RML) revitalisation activities with children and young people, particularly in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The workshop sought to provide a space in which to discuss experiences, to contribute to capacity building, to share and create good practice and identify potential next steps regarding evaluation, impact and outcomes in language promotion work.
Thanks to all that attended the workshops from the sector for their input and we are grateful to the Urdd for providing the location.
Resources from the workshop:
Evaluation and assessing impact in the context of working with children and young people in regional and minority language revitalisation activity – current practices and developing practices?
Prof Rhys Jones and Dr Elin Royles (Aberystwyth University) and Dr Fiona O’Hanlon (Edinburgh University)
Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Catrin James (Urdd)
‘The Birth of the Political’- envisioning, empowering and sustaining an Irish medium youth sector in the north of Ireland
Dr Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh (Glór na Móna)
Presentation 4. Cumann na bhFiann, Caitríona Ní Cheallaigh
Experiences of impact, evaluation and outcomes in language promotion work with children and young people
Dòmhnall MacNèill (Comunn na Gàidhlig)
The MSC Method
Prof Rhys Jones (Aberystwyth University) and Catrin James (Urdd)
Asier Basurto Arruti (Soziolinguistika Klusterra) gave the two following presentations:
Language Use Observation Survey Methods
Proposal for Monitoring Factors that Affect Young People’s Language Use
The whys and wherefores of data in the evaluation of language revitalisation efforts
Hywel Jones (Statiaith)
Lleisiau Bach – Little Voices and the Children as Researchers Method
Arwyn Roberts (Bangor University) and Jane Williams (Swansea University)
The project organised a previous workshop regarding evaluation, impact and outcomes in the context of youth work in Wales. The briefing report and slides of the two presentations at that workshop are available here: http://cwps.aber.ac.uk/portfolio/briefing-paper/