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ERIC Number: ED452721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Frisian: The Frisian Language in Education in The Netherlands. Second Revised Version. Regional Dossiers Series.
Jan Renkema, Wim; Ytsma, Jehannes; Willemsma, Adalgard
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--Fryslan, one of the 12 provinces of The Netherlands. Details 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 Frisian, spoken in Fryslan, Netherlands. Frisian is a West Germanic language closely related to but distinct from Dutch. Frisian is used orally almost exclusively and mainly in rural areas. The language now has official status in the country. (Contains 15 references.) (KFT)
Mercator Education, P.O. Box 54, 8900 AB Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, The Netherlands; Tel: 31-58-2131414; Fax: 31-58-2131409; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: Fryske Academy, Leeuwarden (Netherlands). Mercator-Education.
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Netherlands