ERIC Number: ED195126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Propositions du Centre Mondial D'Information sur l'Education Bilingue (CMIEB) au Conseil de l'Europe [Proposals of the World Center of Information on Bilingual Education (CMIEB) to the Council of Europe].
The socio-economic, cultural and political situation in Europe necessitates a systematic and pedagogically sound promotion of bilingual education. Two prerequisites to this promotion are seen: (1) a political framework and support, and (2) a substructure for linguistic and pedagogical information and coordination. A proposal is presented to develop a mechanism for the cooperation of two organizations serving these two needs and purposes. The political support would be the Council of Europe and the educational arm would be the "Centre Mondial d'Information sur l'Education Bilingue" (CMIEB). In addition to the general presentation of the project for cooperation, the following points are discussed: (1) an overview of the status of foreign language education and an outline of expectations concerning bilingual education in Europe; (2) an account of the contributions CMIEB has made since 1971; (3) an outline of a plan of action leading to cooperation between the two organizations, including short- and long-term objectives, organization, personnel, financing, immediate action and priorities, and eventual cooperative activity; and (4) the notion of bilingual education in Europe as a political choice, which brings with it the necessity of a multinational and pluricultural organization cooperating with one that is more directly educational. (AMH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: La Federation Mondiale des Villes Jumeless - Cites Unies (FMVJ), Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Centre Mondial d'Information sur l'Education Bilinque (CMIEB), Saint Gervais (France).
Identifiers: Council of Europe (France); Europe