Beacco, Jean-Claude -
Fleming, Mike -
Goullier, Francis -
Thürmann, Eike -
Council of Europe, Language Policy Unit
In April 2014 a Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe drew attention to ‘The importance of competences on the language(s) of schooling for equity and quality in education and for educational success' (Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)51 . One of the key principles in the Recommendation highlights the importance of language not just as a separate subject in school but in all subjects across the curriculum. This is an aspect of language education that presents a particular challenge for policy-makers and practitioners, since it requires new insights and a whole-school, cross-curricular perspective. This Handbook has been written, therefore, in order to support the implementation of the principles and measures set out in the Recommendation. It aims to show why language in all subjects is important, and what the implications are for policy and practice.