Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3(1), pp. 13 - 23
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030103
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Basque Education Rights and European School Systems

Fito Rodríguez Bornaetxea
Department of Theory and History of Education, Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Sciences, University of the Basque Country (UPV/ EHU), Donostia/San Sebastian, 20018, Spain


It is impossible to achieve the normalization of Basque schools when they are subjected to five sets of regulations on the use of the Basque language in different parts of Euskal Herria. Instead of an education system that differentiates between various language models, what is needed is a school system that recognises the right of all Basque children to be educated in Basque and provides the necessary means to achieve this. As in Finland, Quebec or Belgium, so in Euskal Herria too it should be a given that all future university graduates must know the national language. The road to independence is incomplete without education in Basque. This chapter explores ways to improve this situation by looking at how things are done in Finland, in particular, and in the Netherlands and Estonia.

Basque Education Rights, Public Education

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Fito Rodríguez Bornaetxea (2015). Basque Education Rights and European School Systems. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 3 , 13 - 23. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2015.030103.