ERIC Number: ED235937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Case Study on Teaching Materials for Spanish Language and Culture Classes for Migrant Children in France. (Part I, Lyon-Paris, France) The CDCC's Project No. 7: "The Education and Cultural Development of Migrants".
As part of the Spanish government's attempt to provide cultural and linguistic education for the sizable Spanish population in France, it organized the design of instructional materials especially suited to the 64,614 children of Spanish migrant workers living in rural and urban France. The materials were intended for use by primary and lower secondary students in special supplementary courses in language and culture supervised by the Education Department of the Spanish Embassy in Paris. A survey of the written and oral skills of a sample of 900 Spanish children from all parts of France preceded the design of the materials, which were intended to teach the Spanish language to a heterogeneous target audience drawn largely from Galicia, Andalusia, and southeastern Spain. The flexible materials were developed for four school levels (second and third primary years, last two primary years, first and second secondary years, third and higher secondary years) and were grouped into five subject packs (phonetics, spelling, and written expression; grammar and vocabulary; social environment; audio-visual montage; reading passages). The materials include a teacher's book and a list of Gallicisms. Examples of the aims and kinds of exercises of four of the packs are included. (SB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Case Studies, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French, Instructional Materials, Language Maintenance, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Native Language Instruction, Socioeconomic Status, Spanish, Spanish Culture, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Cultural Maintenance; France; Spain