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From, Tuuli; Holm, Gunilla – Language and Education, 2019
This article analyses the construction of linguistic value and recognition of linguistic resources in educational spaces in Finland, where Swedish is the second national language and in Sweden, where Finnish is one of five official minority languages. Drawing on ethnographic methods, critically informed notions of language policy and spatial…
Descriptors: Swedish, Finno Ugric Languages, Ethnography, Language Minorities
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Salö, Linus – Language and Education, 2018
The dominance of English in scientific production raises issues in relation to certain responsibilities of Swedish universities, linked to the dissemination of knowledge and the development of the Swedish language. In light of this, the article deals with Swedish-language summaries (SLSs) in English-language doctoral theses. It treats the SLS as…
Descriptors: Universities, Swedish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana – Language and Education, 2017
Access to digital technology in the classroom enables the composition and organization of ideas on screen with a variety of semiotic systems of different modes and media. This study explores patterns of communication and preference of design in digital meaning-making of twelve 7-8 years old students. Meanings were shaped in complex uses and…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Elementary School Students, Information Technology, Cultural Influences
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Tanner, Marie – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, I examine the relation between literacy events and literacy practices in classroom interaction and add to ongoing discussions in the field of NLS about the transcontextual nature of literacy and how local literacy events are linked to broader literacy practices. It specifically focuses on how the link between literacy events and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Discourse Analysis, Teacher Student Relationship, Metacognition
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Hermansson, Carina – Language and Education, 2017
This paper arose out of a shared concern about how to explore young children's ways of becoming-writers. A framework based on the nomad thought of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari was used to develop the analysis. A situated, relational and nomadic analysis offers insights into how processes of becoming-writers are produced,…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Qualitative Research, Swedish, Early Childhood Education
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Olin-Scheller, Christina; Tengberg, Michael – Language and Education, 2017
Taking Swedish secondary school students as a point of departure, this article focuses on aspects of teaching and learning critical literacy and specifically on what students identify as argumentative text structure. Challenges connected to teaching critical literacies can be considered quite big, since studies show that students have difficulties…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Secondary School Students, Metacognition
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Jakobson, Britt; Axelsson, Monica – Language and Education, 2017
This study, on the unit measuring time, examines classroom use of different resources and their affordances for students' meaning-making. The data, comprising audio and video recordings, fieldnotes, photographs and student texts, were collected during a lesson in a multilingual Swedish grade 5 classroom (students aged 11-12). In order to analyse…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Science Instruction, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods
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Nordstrom, Janica – Language and Education, 2016
In the past decade, there has been increased scholarly interest in the purpose and functions of community language schools, also known as heritage, supplementary or complementary schools. In particular, previous studies have focused on schools operating in minority communities deriving from Asian and Eastern-European countries, showing that…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Middle Class, Community Schools, Swedish
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Ganuza, Natalia; Hedman, Christina – Language and Education, 2015
This article focuses on the pedagogical beliefs, practices and ideological assumptions of 15 teachers who work with mother tongue instruction in Sweden. Despite support through provisions in Swedish laws, mother tongue instruction is clearly a marginalized subject, not least due to its non-mandatory status, the limited time allocated for it and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Gynne, Annaliina; Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta – Language and Education, 2015
The study presented in this paper focuses on young people's languaging, or ways-with-being-with-words, including literacies, in everyday practices that stretch across formal and informal learning spaces. Taking sociocultural and ethnographic points of departure, the aim of the study is to investigate aspects of young people's situated and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Sociocultural Patterns, Multiple Literacies, Academic Discourse
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Wedin, Asa – Language and Education, 2010
The focus of this article is on relations between classroom interaction, curricular knowledge and student engagement in diverse classrooms. It is based on a study with ethnographic perspective in which two primary school classes in Sweden were followed for three years. The analysis draws on Halliday's Systemic Functional Linguistics. The results…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Classroom Communication, Foreign Countries
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Adelsward, Viveka; Nilholm, Claes – Language and Education, 1998
Analyzes discourse in six teacher/parent conferences in Swedish special schools, focusing on work around moral values by parents and teachers in the conferences, as well as on possible threats to such work. Argues that the discourse is, to a large extent, consensus oriented. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Moral Values
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Cedersund, Elisabet; Svensson, Lennart G. – Language and Education, 1996
Describes a study of class assessment meetings in Swedish secondary schools, focusing on communicative practices in these meetings, how interactional patterns are reproduced by the participants in the meetings, and how these patterns are linked to the social organization of schools. Findings indicate that time constraints and a standardized agenda…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Decision Making, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries