GREIP (Grupo de investigación en enseñanza e interacción plurilingüe, Research Group on Plurilingual Interaction and Teaching), a research group recognized by AGAUR as a Consolidated Research Group since 2005.
In favour of the use and learning of Catalan in schools in Catalonia
Given current attacks against the language education model in
schools in Catalonia, some of its fundamental qualities need to be
recalled: a) it has resulted from broad consensus, since the time of
its implementation, amongst political forces and citizens; b) it has
adapted to changing sociolinguistic dynamics experienced by Catalan
society as a means of maintaining social cohesion; c) it has been
recognised as exemplary by international research and by renowned
experts in language and education policies, and d) it has proved to be
highly efficient in terms of the plurilingual competences demonstrated
by primary and secondary students on different assessment
These characteristics of the Catalan school language model are a source of pride for the education community and are reason for its continuance. It is our position that its guiding principles should not be altered in any way. For this reason, as an institution devoted to education, we encourage all members of the schooling community to fight to save the model, and if necessary, to participate in civil disobedience and pacific resistance against any changes that would pervert it.