ERIC Number: ED452715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Slovenian: The Slovenian Language in Education in Austria. Regional Dossiers Series.
This regional dossier aims to provide concise, descriptive information and basic educational statistics about minority language education in a specific region of the European Union--the southern part of the Austrian province of Carinthia. Details are provided about the features of the educational system, recent educational policies, divisions of responsibilities, main actors, legal arrangements, support structures, and qualitative information on a number of schools, teachers, pupils, and financial investments. This information is designed to serve the needs of policy makers, researchers, teachers, students, and journalists as they assess the developments in European minority language schooling. This information may also serve as a first orientation towards further research (additional readings are suggested and contact information provided). Specifically, information is provided on preschool, primary, secondary, vocational, higher, and adult education, as well as a review of educational research, summary statistics, and overall prospects for the use of the language under study. The subject of this dossier is Slovenian. Slovenian belongs to the southern Slavic language group and is spoken in the southern part of the Austrian province of Styria as well, and is the official language of the Republic of Slovenia. Geographical, cultural, and historical factors have led to the development of an unusually large number of dialects with pronounced differences. These same sociolinguistic factors have prevented the evolution of a single common colloquial variety of the language. (Contains 12 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Cultural Maintenance, Educational Policy, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Heritage Education, Language Maintenance, Language Minorities, Language Planning, National Programs, Native Language Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Slovenian, Sociolinguistics, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Teachers
Sponsor: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: Fryske Academy, Leeuwarden (Netherlands). Mercator-Education.
Identifiers - Location: Austria; European Union