ERIC Number: ED436952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Multilingual Concepts in the Schools of Europe.
Kontra, Miklos; Szekely, Andras B.
Sociolinguistica, n7 p135-142 1993
A discussion of multilingualism in Hungary begins with an overview of the role of minority and majority languages in the population since World War I, then focuses on the language situation as of 1991. It examines public policy concerning language, the importance of the existing multilingualism in language planning, the pervasiveness of monolingualism despite widespread language minorities, and the role of language in the educational system. This section looks briefly at the history of language policy in education, current ways in which multilingualism is addressed at each school level, the status and importance of language teaching, availability of bilingual education, and use of standard and vernacular language forms in education. A trend toward revival of ethnic languages and minority-language-medium instruction is predicted. Contains 11 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hungary