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ERIC Number: ED195131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Role of France, Quebec and Belgium in the Revival of French in Louisiana Schools.
Gold, Gerald L.
The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, as part of its effort to revive French in Louisiana schools, arranged for a number of teachers from Belgium, France, and Quebec to assume teaching positions in that state. This report describes the experiences and attitudes of those teachers. Attitudes toward language maintenance, and specifically toward the issue of standard French versus Cajun, were varied and to some extent correlated with the teacher's country of origin. The adaptability of the teachers and the interplay between common linguistic heritage on the one hand and cultural differences on the other are central concerns of the report. A narrative of personal experience, in French, by one of the teachers involved is included. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Identifiers: Belgium; Cajuns; Council for Development of French in Louisiana; France; Louisiana; Personal Accounts; Quebec