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Tala svenska! – Fyra karaktärsämneslärares tankar kring lärandet av ett andraspråk och deras möte med andraspråkselever på en skola
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Swedish as Second Language.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this essay I examine how four teachers in one school, all of them teaching subjects specific to a special program, preparing students for further High School studies or work, think about Swedish as a second language and second language learners. I have done observations during the teachers’ lessons, and I have made interviews asking the teachers what they know about their students with immigrant background. According to Jim Cummins theories about the important relationship between student and teacher, I wanted to find out how these four teachers prepare their lessons and choose teaching methods and educational material. Finally, which thoughts do they have when it comes to interaction with other teachers? The results show that the teachers have different opinions about and attitudes to collaboration and how it should work. On one hand they were positive to get to know more about their students, but on the other hand not everyone was prepared to let collaboration take place in his or her own classroom. However, one of the major themes that all of the teachers went back to several times during the interviews were the importance of a good relationship between teacher and student.

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Second language learners, collaboration, interaction, expectations, background knowledge
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Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-22502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-22502DiVA: diva2:944381


Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-29

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