ERIC Number: ED331289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The CDCC Teacher Bursaries Scheme. A European Teachers' Seminar on the Teaching of Linguistic and Cultural Minorities (Vaaksy, Finland, August 7-11, 1989).
The European Teachers' Seminar held in Vaaksy, Finland in August 1989 was attended by 29 participants from 12 European countries representing elementary and secondary school teachers, adult educators, teacher trainers, and national school board officials responsible for minority education. The theme was instruction of linguistic and cultural minorities and increased international understanding in Europe, with emphasis on integration of linguistic and cultural minorities into the school and society in a way that would retain the minority language and culture. The report contains an overview of proceedings, texts of presentations on bilingual and minority identity and the Lappish language as a medium of instruction, summaries of presentations on intercultural education and human rights and on language and culture from the minority viewpoint, and a summary of working group reports. Working groups concluded that bilingual education should support equal rights to education, acknowledge minority groups' special needs, increase self-esteem and bicultural identity, and improve tolerance and minority representation in policy formation. The groups identified major deficiencies in national policy, minority representation, information, commitment and awareness, equal opportunity, human and material resources, and instruction in the native language. Potential solutions are outlined. Appendixes contain information about the conference schedule and participants. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bilingual Education, Civil Liberties, Conferences, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Language Role, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Social Integration
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).