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ERIC Number: EJ926187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Teaching Minority Students within Minority Schools: Teachers' Conceptions of Multicultural Education in Swedish-Speaking Schools in Finland
Mansikka, Jan-Erik; Holm, Gunilla
Intercultural Education, v22 n2 p133-144 2011
Finland is experiencing increased cultural diversity due to immigration and is facing challenges in developing multicultural education (ME) in schools. There is a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland, and immigrant students entering Swedish-speaking schools hence become a minority within a minority. In this study, using open-ended interviews, we explore the views of Swedish-speaking teachers of "minority within a minority students" and of ME. We found that Swedish-speaking teachers have a positive attitude towards cultural diversity. On the other hand, they consider teaching to be independent of culture and take a colour-blind approach to their work. Being minority language speakers themselves does not necessarily affect their views and understanding of immigrant students. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland