ERIC Number: ED210916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Education bilingue et education biculturelle: Tour d'horizon sur les politiques contemporaines (Bilingual and Bicultural Education: A General Survey of Current Policy).
Mackey, William Francis
This paper notes the progress made in many countries towards the use of two or three languages in children's education. It is recommended that bilingual education focus on more than linguistic activities and include the study of the history and culture of all languages involved. This combination of bilingual and bicultural education aids in developing and maintaining the children's self-esteem and their pride in their native and target cultures. A worldwide movement in favor of bilingual and bicultural education is discussed as a result of many countries adopting several cultures. This trend is understandable when noting the necessary overlap of language, culture, and ethnicity. Problems faced in a number of countries dealing with bilingual or multilingual education and programs initiated to address these problems are reviewed. (JK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre Mondial d'Information sur l'Education Bilinque (CMIEB), Saint Gervais (France).
Note: Paper presented at the Colloquium of Suresnes (Suresnes, France, October 27-28, 1973).