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An Ikastola (plural Ikastolak) is a type of school in the Basque Country, Navarre and (to a much lesser extent), the French Basque Country in which students are taught either entirely or predominantly in the Basque language. For the traditional overall Basque domain, see Basque Country (historical territory). ... Capital Pamplona (Basque: Iruña) Official language(s) Spanish; Basque co-official in the north of community. ... This article is about the traditional Basque domain. ... Basque (native name: Euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France. ...


History

Although spoken more widely than in later times, there was very little schooling undertaken in Basque before the early twentieth century revival in Basque nationalism. The first official ikastola was opened in 1914, and the movement to transfer the medium of education in the Basque Country from Spanish to Basque became widespread. Following the Republican defeat in the Spanish Civil War, the public use of Basque was illegalised, and all educational institutions were obliged to teach entirely in Spanish, to the complete neglect of Basque. There are, however, isolated examples of ikastolak which clandestinely continued to teach in Basque. After the Civil War, the first official network of Ikastola was created by the franquist provincial government of Alava in 1973 and were State financed. With the return of democracy following the death of Franco in 1975, large degrees of autonomy were given to the Basque Country and Navarre, and ikastolak sprang up all over the Basque-speaking parts of northern Spain. In the present day, the majority of schoolchildren in the Basque Country and northern Navarre attend ikastolak. The Gernika oak is a symbol of Basque freedoms. ... For the traditional overall Basque domain, see Basque Country (historical territory). ... This article is about the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939. ... Basque (native name: Euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France. ... Language politics in Francoist Spain centered on attempts in Spain under Franco to increase the dominance of the Castilian language over the other languages of Spain. ... lava (Basque Araba, Spanish lava) is a province of northern Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of the Basque Country. ... Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco Bahamonde (4 December 1892–20th (or possibly 19th) November[1] 1975), commonly abbreviated to Francisco Franco (pron. ... For the traditional overall Basque domain, see Basque Country (historical territory). ... Capital Pamplona (Basque: Iruña) Official language(s) Spanish; Basque co-official in the north of community. ... For the traditional overall Basque domain, see Basque Country (historical territory). ... Capital Pamplona (Basque: Iruña) Official language(s) Spanish; Basque co-official in the north of community. ...


See also

Education in the Basque Country is entirely free from the age of 3, and compulsory between 6 and 16 years. ... Bunscoil in Newry A gaelscoil (Plural: gaelscoileanna) is an Irish-speaking school often also co-educational usually found in Ireland, but outside the Irish speaking Gaeltacht areas. ...

External links

Official site of the Federation of Ikastolak (Basque)


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Boise's Ikastola is primarily a preschool with after-school care being available.
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