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ERIC Number: EJ1253333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1931-3152
Language Attitudes of Primary School Teachers in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Becker, Misha
International Multilingual Research Journal, v14 n2 p114-129 2020
Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital city of the bilingual Basque Autonomous Community of Spain, is a largely Spanish-speaking city: over 90% of the city's population claims Spanish as their native language and less than one-fifth of the city's adult population is bilingual in Basque and Spanish (compare with more than one-third of the population of San Sebastián). Nevertheless, enrollment in Basque immersion (Model D) schools has grown over the last three decades and continues to grow. As of the 2018-2019 school year, 80% of primary and secondary public school students in the Basque Autonomous Community were enrolled in Model D schools. The goal of this study was to investigate the linguistic attitudes of primary school teachers in different school models in Vitoria-Gasteiz for the purpose of identifying factors in the positive growth of Basque as a minority language, as well as current challenges for growth, in this sociolinguistically adverse environment. Results are then related to opportunities and challenges for other minoritized languages undergoing language revitalization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain