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Wedin, Åsa; Aho, Erica Bomström – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to develop knowledge about recently arrived students' agency in learning science in upper secondary school in Sweden. The material was created through observations of science lessons and stimulated-recall interviews with four students. Findings showed that the multimodal and multilingual practices students were involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Secondary School Students, Immigrants
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Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The prevalence of autism/autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been increasing across the world. Previous studies in Norway reported, that the prevalence rate for 0-10-year-old children is 1 in 166, and in the case of 11-year-old children it is 1 in 125. Moreover, another nationwide study discovered that 1 in 192 males and 1 in 695 females between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence
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Wedin, Åsa; Wessman, Anneli – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
In this article, language policy is analysed in relation to multilingual practices in primary school through an understanding of the policy on different levels--as management, perception and practice. The article is based on longitudinal ethnographic action research that was conducted parallel to local school development. Here we draw on material…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Second Language Learning, Power Structure
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Özerk, Kamil – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
From a purely educationist perspective, gaining a deeper understanding of several aspects related to the prevalence of autism/ASD in a given population is of great value in planning and improving educational and psychological intervention for treatment, training, and teaching of children with this disorder. In this article, I present and discuss…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Clinical Diagnosis
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Roll-Pettersson, Lise; Olsson, Ingrid; Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The present study examined proximal and distal barriers and supports within the Swedish service system that may affect implementation of early and intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) for children with autism. A case study approach with roots in ethnography was chosen to explore this issue. Two preschools exemplifying "high quality…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Wedin, Åsa – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2014
This article discusses teachers' attitudes towards immigrant students in poor settings and the effect these attitudes have on organization of education on classroom level. It draws on results from two ethnographic studies where some primary school classes in Sweden were followed with participant observation and interviews as main research methods.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Immigrants, Poverty, Classroom Environment
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Magnusson, Ulrika – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
This article analyzes and compares the curricula of Swedish and Swedish as a second language for primary and secondary school. The school subject of Swedish as a second language is young, and its ideological foundation has not been debated to any large extent, in contrast to Swedish. This article analyzes the curricula of both subjects in terms of…
Descriptors: Swedish, Second Language Learning, Immigrants, Multilingualism
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Nilsson, Jenny; Axelsson, Monica – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
Education for newly arrived students in Sweden is commonly organised in introductory classes, providing a basis for transition to the mainstream system. Focusing on the hitherto underinvestigated question of how newly arrived students experience the time in and transition between introductory and regular classes, we analyse the social and…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Semi Structured Interviews, Municipalities, Teaching Methods
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Reath Warren, Anne – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2013
The model of Mother Tongue Tuition (MTT) which has developed in Sweden since the 1970's offers speakers of languages other than Swedish the opportunity to request tuition in their mother tongue, from kindergarten through to year 12. It is unique among the major immigrant-receiving countries of the world yet little is known about MTT and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tuition, Second Language Learning, Immigrants