7. The study of multilingualism in educational contexts
In this article multilingual education is discussed in connection and comparison with bilingual education. An overview of the various forms of multilingual education and teaching is presented, focusing on the socio- and psycholinguistic aspects of multilingual learning. The question of the ideal onset age in a multilingual classroom is dealt with in more detail. Recent research in the Basque Country provides insight into the complexity of multilingual education. The discussion ends with a plea for a multilingual approach to multilingualism.