ERIC Number: ED452720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Basque: The Basque Language in Education in Spain. 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 Basque country of northern Spain. 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 Basque or Euskara. In addition to three provinces in southwestern France, it is spoken in four Spanish provinces--Alava, Biscay, Guipuzcoa, and Navarre, collectively known as the southern or peninsular Basque country. It is a language completely surrounded by Indo-European languages and yet is totally different--a fact that has interested researchers for centuries. (Contains 34 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Basque, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Policy, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Heritage Education, Language Maintenance, Language Minorities, Language Planning, National Programs, Native Language Instruction, Official Languages, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish, 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: European Union; Spain