Education, language and identity Articles uri icon

authors

  • CLOTS FIGUERAS, IRMA
  • MASELLA, PAOLO

publication date

  • August 2013

start page

  • 332

end page

  • 357

issue

  • 570

volume

  • 123

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-0133

abstract

  • The process of individual identity formation is still an enigma, as is the capacity of public bodies to intervene in it. In 1983, the Catalan education system became bilingual, and Catalan, along with Spanish, was taught in schools. Using survey data from Catalonia we show that respondents who have been exposed for a longer time period to teaching in Catalan have stronger Catalan feelings. The effect also appears to be present among individuals whose parents do not have Catalan origins; in addition the reform aspects political preferences and attitudes towards the organization of the State