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ERIC Number: EJ1149086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8507
Young Children as Language Policy-Makers: Studies of Interaction in Preschools in Finland and Sweden
Boyd, Sally; Huss, Leena
Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, v36 n4 p359-373 Jul 2017
This special issue has as its focus the agency of young children in relation to language policy and practice in bi- and multilingual preschools in Finland and Sweden. Studies of language policy in practice in early childhood education and care (ECEC) in these two countries can be particularly relevant even to those in other contexts, because they have been held up as models of progressive policies in terms of early childhood education and multilingual language policy. This article introduces this special issue by comparing and contrasting preschool and language policy in the two countries, describing the common theoretical background of the special issue, introducing the settings of the studies presented in the issue, and highlighting the models of bilingual education in both countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden; Finland
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