ERIC Number: ED096062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Norway. [CME Country Reports].
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
In Norway all children, regardless of nationality, who are of compulsory school age (7-16 years old) have a right and obligation to attend compulsory school. The local school board is responsible for arranging auxiliary teaching for pupils who require extra help, in accordance with the instructions issued by the Ministry of Church and Education. What most municipalities do, of necessity, is try to teach Norwegian as quickly as possible. Oslo, which has the greatest number of foreign children (465 in Basic School), has established a part-time post for a consultant, and teaching in the mother tongue has started for Japanese pupils. The Basic School Council has started work on a programme to teach Norwegian as a foreign language. No special legislation for educating migrants in Norway exists. For secondary, higher, and adult education, foreigners' possibilities are on a par with Norwegian nationals. Norway does not keep statistics on migrant families in the country, counting only the actual working population. As of August 1973 there were 21,169 active workers in the country, mostly from Denmark, Great Britain, Sweden, Germany (East and West), Finland, the United States, and Pakistan. Figures are not available for migrant education. As for the approximately 10,000 foreign workers who serve in the Norwegian merchant marine, they may apply to ordinary maritime schools on an equal footing with Norwegian sailors. (KM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Board of Education Role, Equal Education, Foreign Workers, Governing Boards, Immigrants, Local Issues, Migrant Education, Migrant Workers, Program Development, Seafarers, Second Language Learning, Vocational Education
Not available separately, see RC 008 093
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Documentation Center for Education in Europe.
Identifiers - Location: Norway