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ERIC Number: ED422732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 12
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Avec les approches d'eveil au langage, l'interculturel est au centre de l'apprentissage scolaire (With the Language Awareness Approaches, the Intercultural Is at the Center of School Learning).
Perregaux, Christiane
Bulletin suisse de linguistique applique, n67 p101-10 Apr 1998
Language awareness activities appear to give new breath to intercultural approaches within Swiss schools. They allow children to be involved in language by comparing languages, sharing knowledge, and reflecting on language structures and functions. Children develop a rudimentary research approach to languages, and begin to understand that their language system is one among many. Language minority children, often from migrant communities, do not find their languages devalued, and "linguicentrism" declines. The classroom can become a true multilingual community where children speak about general linguistic questions and their own identities at the same time, and are more able to conceptually situate minority languages in majority contexts than they otherwise would. (Contains 14 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: French
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland