Croatian Journal of Education - Hrvatski časopis za odgoj i obrazovanje, Vol 19, No 4 (2017)

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Stayin' Alive? National Language and Internationalisation of Higher Education. The Case of Slovenia. / Hoće li preživjeti? Nacionalni jezik i internacionalizacija visokoga obrazovanja u Sloveniji

Monika Kalin Golob, Gaja Červ, Marko Stabej, Mojca Stritar Kučuk, Samo Kropivnik

Abstract


Abstract
The ‘dilemmas’ between multilingualism in theory and English as a lingua franca in practice concern the post-Bologna European higher education as a whole. The article presents the case of Slovenia by furthering the analysis of similar quandaries present in the Slovenian (higher education) language policy. The state of affairs is addressed by acknowledging the status of Slovenian as the official language of the Republic of Slovenia, as well as the need for a greater inclusion of foreign students and teachers and for further enhancement of the quality of higher education. The results of surveys conducted among the most important stakeholders in the Slovenian higher education in October 2012, with the aim of researching the viewpoints on the use of languages of instruction in higher education, are presented. The results were analysed with a view to the expressed standpoint on language use in higher education, which led to the formation of three opinion groups within the sample of students and university teachers of the University of Ljubljana. Based on the analysis of accessible sources, discussions, opinions, surveys and interviews some recommendations on the regulation of language use in higher education in Slovenia are provided.
Key words: higher education; internationalisation; language policy; Slovenian university policy.
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Sažetak
„Nedoumice“ između višejezičnosti u teoriji i engleskoga kao lingue france u praksi tiču se poslijebolonjskoga europskoga visokog obrazovanja u cjelini. Ovaj rad prikazuje primjer Slovenije putem analize sličnih izazova prisutnih u slovenskoj (visokoobrazovnoj) jezičnoj politici. Stanje se stvari sagledava s aspekta prihvaćanja statusa slovenskoga jezika kao službenoga jezika Republike Slovenije, kao i prihvaćanja potrebe za većom uključenosti stranih studenata i nastavnika i daljnjeg unapređenja kvalitete visokoga obrazovanja. U radu se predstavljaju rezultati ispitivanja koja su provedena u listopadu 2012. godine među najvažnijim dionicima slovenskoga visokog obrazovanja s ciljem istraživanja stajališta o uporabi jezika poučavanja u visokome obrazovanje. Rezultati su analizirani s pogledom na izraženo stajalište u vezi s uporabom jezika u visokome obrazovanju, što je dovelo do uspostavljanja triju skupina mišljenja unutar uzorka studenata i nastavnika Sveučilišta u Ljubljani. Na temelju analize dostupnih izvora, rasprava, mišljenja, ispitivanja i intervjua donose se određene preporuke o regulaciji uporabe jezika u visokome obrazovanju u Sloveniji. 
Ključne riječi: visoko obrazovanje; internacionalizacija; jezična politika; slovenska sveučilišna politika.

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