ERIC Number: ED260137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Linguistic and Cultural Backing for Immigrant and Minority-Group Children of Pre-School Age. Findings of the Committee on Linguistic Minorities among Children of Pre-School Age. Summary.
National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
A summary of the findings and recommendations of the Swedish Government's Committee on Linguistic Minorities among Children of Preschool Age is provided in this report. The first six chapters supply background material. Chapter 1 describes the target group and its estimated size, and suggests new definitions for use in native language backing schemes. In Chapter 2, social and cultural conditions affecting immigrant and minority children are described. Questions relating to language development and multilingualism are discussed in Chapter 3. Chapters 4-6 outline the past development of native language training at preschool level. Chapter 7 defines the proposed objectives of native language backing programs, both in and out of school. The remaining chapters deal with the following topics: (8) investigatory visits and related activities, language registration, and planning of native language programs by local authorities; (9) children not brought up as Swedish-speakers in hospitals or in children's or family homes, and handicapped children with immigrant or minority backgrounds; (10) planning and organizing native language backing in preschools; (11) methods of native language backing in preschools; (12) cooperation between preschool and primary school; (13) native language backing outside preschool in cultural and recreational spheres; (14) toys and working materials for native language backing in and out of preschool; (15) training of bilingual and Swedish staff; (16) proposed act on native language backing in preschools; and finally (17), estimated cost and suggested government subsidies. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden