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ERIC Number: ED533576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Rights and Multilingualism
Torpsten, Ann-Christin
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 4 p439-444 2012
In this paper, the author focuses on educational values and second language learners' experiences from education. She is using a life story approach. Overarching aim of the presentation is to discuss second language teacher students' encountering with Swedish school, mother tongue tuition, second language and multilingualism. The goal was achieved by examining an empirical context. The analysis was carried out in a spiral of understanding by means of deconstruction and reconstruction. The analysis showed that learning Swedish is important and mother tongue is positive for continued and lifelong learning and linguistic development. Being good at Swedish means opportunities to cooperate with others in school. The opportunity to take part in tuition and teaching in mother tongue in school is positive for the continued linguistic and literacy development. Mother tongue was very important for their development of multilingualism. Through lifelong linguistic learning and development, it becomes possible to build up an identity as multilingual persons with lingual capital and literacy skills.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden