Education and Languages, Language Policy

Follow-up intergovernmental Conference: Languages of schooling within a European framework for languages of education: learning, teaching, assessment”
Prague, 8-10 November 2007

Updated 17/11/2007

Programme including presentations

LIST OF THEMATIC STUDIES

    Note: By way of introduction and preliminary essential reading, some extracts are presented for each theme.

    1. LANGUAGES AS A SUBJECT WITHIN LANGUAGES OF EDUCATION

Text, literature and “Bildung

Text, literature and “Bildung” – comparative perspectives

- Laila Aase, Nordisk institutt, Norway
- Mike Fleming, University of Durham, United Kingdom
- Irene Pieper (ed.), Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Germany
- Florentina Sâmihăian, National Council for Curriculum, Romania

The Literary Canon: implications for the teaching of language as subject

- Mike Fleming

Portfolio in LS teaching and learning?

- Laila Aase
- Mike Fleming
- Irene Pieper
- Florentina Sâmihăian

    2. LANGUAGE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM WITHIN LANGUAGES OF EDUCATION

Language Across the Curriculum in Primary Education

Three case studies and implications for a European ‘Framework’

Introduction:

Michael Byram (ed.), University of Durham, United Kingdom

Case Study: France 

Christine Barré de Miniac, IUFM Académie de Grenoble, France

Case Study : Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Marcus Hammann, Uni Münster, Germany

Case Study: Norway

Jon Smidt, Sör-Tröndelag University College, Norway

Conclusions:

Michael Byram

Language Across the Curriculum in Secondary Education

History

>>> Preliminary essential reading <<<

A descriptive framework for communicative/linguistic competences involved in the teaching and learning of history

- Jean-Claude Beacco (ed.), University of Sorbonne, Paris
- Martin Sachse, State Institute for School Quality and Educational Research, Munich
- Arild Thorbjřrnsen, Ministry of Education and Research, Norway - with a contribution by Werner Wiater, University of Augsburg

Mathematics

>>> Preliminary essential reading <<<

a) Language in mathematics?
A comparative study of four national curricula

- Sigmund Ongstad (ed.), Oslo University, Norway
- Brian Hudson (in co-operation with Peter Nyström), Umeĺ University, Sweden
- Birgit Pepin, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
- Mihaela Singer, Institute for Educational Sciences, Romania

b) Disciplinarity versus
discursivity? Mathematics and/as semiotic communication

- Sigmund Ongstad, Oslo University, Norway

Science

>>> Preliminary essential reading <<<

Language and communication in the learning and teaching of science in secondary schools

- Helmut J. Vollmer (ed.), University of Osnabrück, Germany
- Tatiana Holasová, Research Institute of Education in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
- Stein Dankert Kolstř, University of Bergen, Norway
- Jenny Lewis, University of Leeds, UK

The Challenge of Assessment within Language(s) of Education

Mike Fleming, University of Durham, United Kingdom

The Relevance of International Assessment for the development of a Framework for the Languages of Education

José Noijons, CITO, The Netherlands

Assessing competences at the end of compulsory schooling – the Polish case

Waldemar Martyniuk (ed.), Jagiellonian University, Poland

(Italian: UN DOCUMENTO EUROPEO DI RIFERIMENTO PER LE LINGUE DELL’EDUCAZIONE?)

- Daniel Coste (ed.), Ecole Normale supérieure Lettres et Sciences humaines, France (professeur émérite)
- Marisa Cavalli, Regional Educational Research Institute of Val d'Aosta, Italy
- Alexandru Crişan, Bucarest University, Romania
- Piet-Hein van de Ven, ILS, Graduate School of Education, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands