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ERIC Number: EJ762851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8318
Minority Languages and Curriculum: The Case of Spain
Huguet, Angel
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v20 n1 p70-86 2007
From a legal and institutional point of view, the current situation of the different languages in Spain has a double basis: the fact that the Spanish Constitution acknowledges the country's multilingual and multicultural character, and the country's organisation into Autonomous Communities. Such a constitutional framework has made it possible for bilingual education to develop remarkably during the last 20 years in Spain. The fact that Autonomous Communities have a language of their own with full educational rights has generated an important number of bilingual educational programmes. Apart from the experiences of partial bilingual programmes in other territories, both Catalonia and the Basque Country now organise their education on the basis of fully bilingual criteria. Based on current statistics, the legal basis and social context in which minority languages are taught in schools is examined, the actions undertaken are assessed and some challenges for the future are put forward.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain