This book presents the specificities of a multilingual and French-speaking educational school context where the first language repertoire is not a language of instruction in schools. The publication is based on several studies which illustrate different geographical areas from North America, Europe and Africa as well as extended timeframes. The publication provides perspectives on language education policies ranging from the continuation of the inherited status quo to policies which take the linguistic repertoires of students into account.
In her article entitled "Politiques linguistiques éducatives entre enjeux contextuels et enjeux internationaux : le cas du Val d’Aoste à la loupe des orientations du Conseil de l’Europe" (p. 19-36) Marisa Cavalli revisits critically the language education policies of the Valle d'Aosta.
Involvement of Marisa Cavalli in the work of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) of the Council of Europe
Marisa Cavalli and Claude Cortier jointly coordinated the ECML project entitled „Minority languages, collateral languages and bi-/plurilingual education (EBP_ICI)“ (2008-2011). The project results are available at http://ebp-ici.ecml.at/
Authors: Piero Aguettaz, Marisa Cavalli, Claude Cortier, James Costa, Diane Dagenais, Alain Di Meglio, Patricia Lambert, Martine Le Besnerais, Danièle Moore, Cécile Sabatier, Manuel Tost Planet
M. Cavalli is one of the programme consultants of the ECML (2012-2015). As part of its quality assurance procedures, the ECML calls on the assistance of external external consultants to contribute to the evaluation of projects and the results achieved.