Teaching Through Basque: Achievements and Challenges

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Jasone Cenoz
Multilingual Matters, 2008 - Education - 101 pages
This volume focuses on research in education in the Basque Country where Basque, a minority language, is used as the language of instruction. It focuses on academic and linguistic results and the challenges the Basque educational system is currently facing. This volume can be useful for other bilingual and multilingual contexts involving different language combinations.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to the Use of Basque in Education in the Basque Country
1
Achievements and Challenges
5
Achievements and Challenges
21
Assessment of Bilingual Education in the Basque Country
39
The Effect of Linguistic Models
48
Measuring Student Language Use in the School Context
59
Basque Spanish and Immigrant Minority Languages in Basque Schools
69
The Case of the Ikastolas
85
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About the author (2008)

Jasone Cenoz is professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of the Basque Country. Her research focuses on bilingualism and multilingualism in educational settings. She is the editor (in collaboration with Ulrike Jessner) of 'The International Journal of Multilingualism' and 'Aila Review'. She is publications coordinator of AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics) and she is the vice-president of IAM (International Association of Multilingualism). She has published widely on bilingualism and multilingualism and her most recent volume is 'Towards Multilingual Education: Basque Educational Research in International Perspective' which will be published by Multilingual Matters.

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