par Baetens Beardsmore, Hugo
Référence Language culture and curriculum, 6, 3, page (197-208)
Publication Publié, 1993
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The paper begins by describing some language-related projects undertaken by the European Community to promote multilinguality and improved cross-national communication. Then it describes four systems of bilingual education operating in individual Member States: The national system of Luxembourg, the Foyer and European School projects in Belgium, and the bilingual systems operating in the Catalan and Basque regions of Spain. As a basis for comparison, Canadian immersion programmes are also briefly characterised. There follows a comparison of all these systems in an attempt to state some general hypotheses that account for their various strengths and weaknesses and also to indicate the important factors that would have to be considered in any application of European models in an Asian context. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.