TITLE

Abandon the mother tongue

AUTHOR(S)
Spinks, P.
PUB. DATE
February 1992
SOURCE
New Scientist;2/1/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1806, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Details the recommendations of a Dutch government advisory commission that Dutch should not be compulsory for teaching in the Netherlands, leaving schools, technical colleges and universities free to instruct in the languages of their choice. Popularity of popular science books, such as Stephen Hawking's `A Brief History of Time'; Other books.
ACCESSION #
9202175122

 

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