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Ruanni, T.; Tupas, F. – AILA Review, 2009
Fixation on language in language policy debates is not a natural given. In fact, it has to be re-examined. This paper argues that another effective way to look at language policy is to suspend talk on language, and instead first engage with social development issues where people are at the heart of the social landscape. It discusses three ways of…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Social Development
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Cenoz, Jasone – AILA Review, 2008
This paper focuses on the use of Basque as the language of instruction. In the first part of the article the situation of Basque in the Basque Country is briefly described and the different possibilities regarding the language(s) of instruction are explained: model A with Spanish as the language of instruction and Basque as a subject; model B with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Languages, Language of Instruction, Bilingual Education
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Lewis, W. Gwyn – AILA Review, 2008
In Wales, bilingual education in Welsh and English has an increasingly high profile and Wales shares international leadership of bilingual education policies and practices alongside other countries where bilingual education flourishes. Ever since the first designated Welsh-medium primary school was opened in 1939, Welsh-medium and bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Welsh, English
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Gorter, Durk; van der Meer, Cor – AILA Review, 2008
This paper focuses on the position and development of the Frisian language in the educational system in Friesland. It discusses the achievements and the research results of special projects in bilingual and trilingual schools. It gives an overview of the language proficiency, attitudes and the new challenges of the education system. The Frisian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Bilingual Education, Educational Development