Multilingual Education in the City of Brussels or How to Implement European Language Policy in Primary Schools.

Author(s): Piet Van de Craen
Institution/Organisation: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)


The following describes a case of bilingual education in an attempt to come to grips with European language policy in the Dutch-speaking primary schools in Brussels. Apart from the language political interest –both at the national and European level- this case also emphasizes the language pedagogical implications of the endeavour mainly due to a rather unique collaboration process between school authorities, the school counselling board and university researchers.

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