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Title: The Keenan report : a definition
Authors: Camilleri, J.J.
Keywords: Malta -- History -- 19th century
Language question -- Malta
Italian language -- Malta
English language -- Study and teaching -- Malta -- History
Education -- Malta -- History -- 19th century
Issue Date: 1978
Publisher: Upper Secondary School Valletta
Citation: Camilleri, J.J. (1978). The Keenan report : a definition. Hyphen, 1(4), 1-8
Abstract: About 1870 two active rival factions emerged in the local Council of Government. The ritormista group favouring the introduction of the teaching of English in the schools came into direct conflict with the pro-Italian. party who desired to maintain the o'd dominance of the Italian language and culture. The British Imperial Government considered Italian as a direct challenge to its policy of anglicisation. They encouraged the promotion of any method by which English could be brought to supercede Italian. While the pro-Italians accused the ritormisti of subordinating Maltese intersts to British Imperial policy, the ritormisti in turn accused them of using Italian as an instrument of class domination.
Appears in Collections:Hyphen, Volume 1, No. 4 (1978)
Hyphen, Volume 1, No.4 (1978)

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