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Paths that cross and move apart: Itineraries of teaching in a pluricultural primary school environment
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Media.
2014 (English)In: Research & Practice - Change & Exchange, 2014Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Mother Tongue Studies is an optional school subject offered in Swedish schools to students who speak additional languages at home. For reasons linked to organisational issues, school cultures and the curriculum, the subject receives a position that is both inside and outside regular teaching provisions.

The special status of the subject affects positioning of students and teachers, but also both limits and shapes opportunities for exchange and communication with other teacher groups. Through the voices of three school principals and twelve teachers, a picture of mother tongue teacher itineraries emerges. The diverse paths shape diverse perspectives on students and content, as well as modulating understandings of other teachers. Positions are additionally represented and exchanges mediated through employment forms, scheduling practices, attribution of rooms or facilities and through student assessments.

The presentation outlines some of the multiple learning and teaching spaces mother tongue teachers move between in their daily work, the continuities and ruptures in exchanges that are formed, and perceptions of these nomadic practices

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
mother tongue studies, multilingualism, Sweden, intercultural school development
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-22958OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-22958DiVA: diva2:683940
Conference
Discourse Power Resistance 14, 8-10 April, Greenwich
Available from: 2014-01-07 Created: 2014-01-07 Last updated: 2016-11-08

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