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Full Title: 7th European Expert Seminar: “The Ethnocultural Dimensions in Education”
      
Location: Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Start Date: 23-Oct-2013 - 26-Oct-2013
Contact: Truus de Vries
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.mercator-research.eu/events/upcoming-events-mercator/2013-october-23-26-expert-seminar-on-the-ethnocultural-dimensions-in-education: both
Meeting Description: From 23-25 October Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning and the Ministry of the Basque Autonomous Community will organise an expert seminar on 'The Ethnocultural Dimensions in Education'. The conference will take place in Ljouwert/Leeuwarden and it will be a full and interesting programme. The presenters come from several multilingual areas in Europe and they will present about the role of culture (songs, dances, sports, food, etc) in the educational curricula of their region. The conference will rather have a practical than a theoretical character, since it is focused on best practices.

Fields:
- Curriculum development
- Primary and secondary education
- Teacher training
- Educational policy

Conference registration fee:
€100 (receptions, dinners and social event included)
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.3820


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