ERIC Number: EJ1121755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
"Practiced" Linguistic-Cultural Ideologies and Educational Policies: A Case Study of a "Bilingual Sweden Finnish School"
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, v15 n6 p329-343 2016
This article explores linguistic-cultural ideologies and educational policies as they emerge and are negotiated in everyday life in a bilingual school setting located in the geopolitical spaces of Sweden. Taking sociocultural theory and discourse analysis as points of departure, we focus on empirical examples of classroom interaction and locally established formal policing. Linguistic-cultural ideologies and educational policies that frame life at the school are investigated by employing nexus analytical methods, focusing on social (inter)actions through which a number of locally and nationally relevant discourses circulate. Our findings indicate that refocusing ideology and policy research from the lens of a "practiced" perspective allows the situated and distributed nature of everyday life to inform issues related to bilingualism as well as their relations to wider societal discourses. Furthermore, our analysis highlights the crucial role of educators in (re)locating bilingual education in its societal contexts as well as making these connections visible in classrooms.
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Case Studies, Swedish, Finno Ugric Languages, Teacher Role, Language Attitudes, Educational Policy, Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Second Language Learning, Ethnography, Educational Practices, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden