ERIC Number: EJ676717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Regional Identity, Language and Education Policy in Switzerland.
Hega, Gunther M.
Compare, v31 n2 p205-27 Jun 2001
Argues that identity and language issues are a powerful influence on education politics and policies in Switzerland. Uses the introduction of second language instruction as a case study to illustrate why and how education policy reflects Switzerland's cultural, linguistic diversity, and the strong local and regional identities of its citizens. (CAJ)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Traits, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Political Issues, Regional Characteristics, Religious Cultural Groups, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland