Comparison of the Classroom Practices of Finnish and Icelandic Mathematics Teachers Lasse Savola, Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY International Mathematics Education Issue Fall-Winter

Julianna Stockton, Berglind Gísladóttir, Björg Jóhannsdóttir, Alexander Munson, Jean Richard, Diane Murray, Hoyun Cho, Manya Raman, Stuart Weinberg, Iceland Robin, Kalder Korea, Chi China (+12 others)
2010 Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College International Mathematics Education Issue Fall-Winter   unpublished
In Ireland, there are areas where the Irish language is spoken exclusively, these areas are called Gaeltacht. Students living in those areas speak Irish both at home and at school. But outside those areas, schools teach in the English language. This is changing due to Gaelscoileanna. Now students who are speaking English at home and in the neighborhood are being taught in Irish at school. Additive bilingualism occurs in students attending Gaelscoileanna since they are immersed in both languages
more » ... d in both languages on a daily basis. This has shown to have positive impacts on mathematics learning. Other countries, such as Wales, Scotland, and Canada, have implemented similar types of schools. Research on Irish-medium language immersion programs effects on mathematics education is presented.