TITLE

Bilingual Education for China's Ethnic Minorities

AUTHOR(S)
Ma Rong
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Chinese Education & Society;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article refers to research on multilingualism in China and suggests bilingual education for ethnic minorities. Although there are 55 ethnic minorities, the "lingua franca" is the Chinese of the Han-Chinese nationality or Mandarin. Two articles in the Chinese constitution and Article 6 of the Compulsory Education Law support a bilingual system of instruction in the local language environment that leads to interethnic use of the common language in the national language environment. Topics include the system of bilingual education in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, which also has dialects and minority languages, and the potential loss of the Mongolian language.
ACCESSION #
25796235

 

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