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Språkliga utmaningar för andraspråkselever i matematik: En intervjustudie ur ett lärarperspektiv
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish as Second Language.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Lingual challenges of second language students in mathematic classrooms – an interview study from a teacher’s perspective. (English)
Abstract [en]

In the following exam work the situation of second language students (L2) in mathematics classrooms are investigated. Ten teachers from two different schools in the same city, active in the grades 7-9 in the Swedish preliminary school, have been interviewed regarding the situation in their particular classrooms. The point is to summon the teachers view of the situation for those students whom are not speaking Swedish as their mother tongue. What lingual challenges are the most common ones and what are the most demanding ones, are subjects of investigation.

According to earlier studies, L2 students are performing poorly compared to native students in the Swedish ground school mathematics. Different types of language, large amounts of text and lack of motivation are pointed out to be mayor reasons for this situation.

The result of this study comprehend to those theories. Nine out of ten teachers confirm there are problems regarding the Swedish-linguistic part of the mathematics for the L2-speakers. Nine out of ten teachers also points out the large amount of text in the educational books as one of two main issues. The other one, is lack of motivation. The motivated students seem to overcome the linguistic challenges, while the less motivated individuals get stuck and gives up the scholar work more easily.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-28300OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-28300DiVA, id: diva2:1238456
Available from: 2018-08-13 Created: 2018-08-13

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