[lg policy] bibitem: The impact of international cooperation on educational language policy: a case in Spain

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Journal Article
 The impact of international cooperation on educational language
policy: a case in Spain
Journal European Journal of Language Policy
Publisher Liverpool University Press
ISSN 1757-6822 (Print) 1757-6830 (Online)
Issue Volume 2, Number 1 / 2010

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Fouad Oukhiar

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain


International cooperation and foreign policies are the main tools for
the implementation of language policies abroad. Languages as conveyors
of national cultures and as distinctive signs of modern nations are
actively promoted and protected outside national borders.
Extra-national language policies are integrated, usually, in cultural
cooperation or international cultural relations. In this article, I
will discuss how cultural cooperation between two nations
significantly influences the educational language policy adopted by
one of the parties. For this purpose I will analyse the linguistic
cooperation between two countries: Britain and Spain. In particular, I
will focus on the agreement signed between the Spanish Ministry of
Education and Culture and the British Council in 1996 which introduced
a new bilingual education system, influencing and transforming Spanish
language education policy and strengthening the position of the
English language.

La coopération internationale et les politiques extérieures sont les
principaux mécanismes pour la mise en œuvre des politiques
linguistiques à l'étranger. Les langues, convoyeuses des cultures
nationales et signes distinctifs des nations modernes, sont activement
promues et protégées hors les frontières nationales. Les politiques
linguistiques extranationales sont, généralement, intégrées dans le
cadre de la coopération culturelle ou des relations culturelles
internationales. Dans cet article, nous allons étudier comment la
coopération culturelle entre deux nations influence d'une manière
significative la politique linguistique éducative adoptée par l'une
des parties. À cet effet, nous allons analyser la coopération
linguistique entre deux pays: la Grande-Bretagne et l'Espagne. En
particulier, nous allons traiter de l'accord signé entre le ministère
de l'Education et la Culture espagnole et le British Council en 1996
et par lequel un nouveau système d'éducation bilingue a été introduit,
influençant et transformant la politique espagnole concernant la
langue d'instruction et renforçant la position la langue anglaise.

Education, language policy, cultural cooperation, British Council,
Éducation, politique linguistique, coopération culturelle, British


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