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By Theo Bongaerts, Kees de Bot

This quantity, containing fourteen invited papers on foreign-language coverage, starts with a short historical past of foreign-language educating coverage within the Netherlands. This old define is via 4 contributions of authors who as soon as built the Dutch nationwide motion Programme (NAP) on overseas Languages less than the directorship of Theo van Els. the second one part comprises 5 contributions written by way of specialists from Germany, Israel, Finland and the us, who consider the language rules followed of their international locations and at the overseas impression of the guidelines built within the NAP. the ultimate component of the e-book offers 4 contributions from Dutch authors, all focussing on language coverage matters concerning the respective roles of Dutch as a moment language, and of ethnic-minority languages within the Netherlands.
The contributions to this quantity have been written by means of neighbors and associates of Theo van Els, in reputation of his enormous contributions to that sector of utilized linguistics which has captured his fascination for a few years: foreign-language educating policy.

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The Dutch National Action Programme on Foreign Languages: Recommendations and Policy Reactions. Enschede: NAP/MVT. van Gelderen, Α. 1995. Allochtone Leerlingen in het Vreemde-Talenonderwijs: Conclusies uit Interviews en Protocolanalyse. Enschede: NAP/MVT. , F. Peels, M. Oud-de Glas, R. Diephuis, and T. van Els. 1990. Vreemde Talen in de Markt: Onderzoek naar Vraag en Aanbod in het Kader van Horizon Taal, Nationaal Actieprogramma Moderne Vreemde Talen: Eindrapport. Zoetermeer: Ministerie van Onderwijs en Wetenschappen.

Zoetermeer: Ministerie van Onderwijs en Weten­ schappen. Nationaal Actieprogramma Moderne Vreemde Talen. 1995. De Vernieuwing Ver­ nieuwd: Examenprogramma 's Frans, Duits en Engels in het Studiehuis. Enschede: NAP/MVT. Nationaal Actieprogramma Moderne Vreemde Talen. 1996a. Talen Achter de Horizon? Eindverslag van het Nationaal Actieprogramma Moderne Vreemde Talen. Enschede: NAP/MVT. Nationaal Actieprogramma Moderne Vreemde Talen. 1996b. ". Utrecht, 16-18 November 1995. Enschede: NAP/MVT. Schouten-van Parreren, C.

A provision only for the four areas of foreignlanguage teaching that come within the scope of its responsibility: primary education (English in primary schools), secondary education, senior secondary vocational education, and higher education (teacher-training colleges for primary-school teachers). In recent years, innovation of education in the Netherlands has been taking place along new lines. Although it remains the task of the central government to outline educational policy, the actual responsibility for carrying it out has been delegated to institutions that are to manage the innovation process.

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