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Burner, Tony; Osler, Audrey – London Review of Education, 2021
In an age in which a shift towards increased authoritarianism and populism means that citizenship is defined in increasingly exclusive ways, migrant teachers' perspectives are vital in informing inclusive educational decision making, policies and practices. We draw on the life history tradition to present the perspectives of one minority teacher,…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Minority Group Teachers, Immigrants, Teacher Attitudes
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Iversen, Jonas Yassin – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2021
This study investigates how pre-service teachers (PSTs) negotiate an understanding of which multilingual practices are legitimate in mainstream education in Norway. Data were collected through seven focus groups with 24 PSTs participating in their first field placement. I designed three fictive vignettes about multilingual students in mainstream…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multilingualism, Student Attitudes, Language Usage
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Obojska, Maria – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
Language and sociocultural practices in transnational families have attracted considerable scholarly attention over the last decade. Adding to this research, the present article explores the perspectives of two Polish teenage siblings living in Norway on the projected language and sociocultural practices in their future families. The data for this…
Descriptors: Polish, Norwegian, Foreign Countries, Siblings
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Labarta Postigo, Maria – L2 Journal, 2021
This paper analyzes the strategies and challenges involved in the translation of English idioms in a specific domain of broadcast media. Current technology and distribution networks make it possible to watch series from around the world shortly after they are aired in their original language. Although sometimes dubbed, Internet-based TV series are…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Translation, Figurative Language, Television
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Pesch, Anja Maria – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
This article explores the construction of multilingualism in the semiotic landscapes of two kindergartens, one in Norway and one in Germany. Semiotic landscape is here understood as the visual linguistic environment, including various semiotic resources, such as texts, symbols, drawings or pictures. In kindergarten, semiotic landscapes construct…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, German, Kindergarten, Semiotics
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Lindquist, Hein; Garmann, Nina Gram – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2021
The number of multilingual families in Norway has increased during the last decades, but there are no official statistics concerning the linguistic situation in Norway today. Immigrants account for 15% of the population. In addition, there are mixed-language families where one of the parents does not have Norwegian as his/her mother tongue. Most…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Language Usage, Family Environment, Norwegian
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Beiler, Ingrid Rodrick – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
Translanguaging has gained prominence as a way to understand multilingual practices and draw on these in additional language teaching, but questions remain regarding its application in various educational contexts. This study investigates the significance of translanguaging across instructional settings by comparing discourses of markedness in…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Lexander, Kristin Vold; Androutsopoulos, Jannis – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This paper contributes to current sociolinguistic research on the rapidly-changing landscape of digitally mediated communication (Androutsopoulos and Staehr 2018) by presenting mediagrams, a new method for research on transnational mediated interaction. Based on an ethnographic study of mediated multilingual communication in four families with…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Language Research, Computer Mediated Communication, Ethnography
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Alstad, Gunhild Tomter; Sopanen, Pauliina – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
This article investigates the language orientations in education policy documents for early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Finland and Norway. Finland, an officially bilingual country, and Norway, a predominantly monolingual country, share similar views on ECEC. However, the ECEC field in both countries has undergone major changes in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Child Care, Cross Cultural Studies
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Johnsen, Ragni Vik – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article investigates the multilingual experiences of three Norwegian and Spanish-speaking adolescents with transnational backgrounds. Drawing on narrative analysis and positioning theory, the article seeks to understand how the adolescents position themselves in relation to different expectations of linguistic competence, identities, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Norwegian, Spanish Speaking, Student Mobility
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Giaever, Katrine; Jones, Liz – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2021
The aim of this article is to illustrate the potential of 'atmosphere' in order to consider more inventive ways of developing the language of young Norwegian ethnic minority children. The article draws on ethnographic data that emerged from doctoral studies. The analysis of the data draws on aspects of Arendt's philosophical work and Bakhtin's…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students
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Haukås, Åsta; Storto, André; Tiurikova, Irina – Language Learning Journal, 2021
Validation of data collection instruments is a necessary step in all research and should be regarded as an integral component in every stage of the research process; however, the validation process is often not accounted for in detail in published studies. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and validation of the Ungspråk…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Adolescents
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Lomeu Gomes, Rafael – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2021
This article derives from a three-year ethnographic project carried out in Norway focusing on language practices of Brazilian families raising their children multilingually. Analyses of interview data with two Brazilian parents demonstrate the relevance of examining intersectionally the participants' orientation to categorisations such as social…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Family Relationship, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Knudsen, Jon P. – Learning Organization, 2020
Purpose: The learning region has over the years become popular as a concept to portray and analyse subnational geographic entities heading for future growth and well-being. Claiming analytic and political relevance, the concept nevertheless retains much unclarified ideological content. Design/methodology/approach: This study traces its roots to…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Economic Development, Cultural Influences, Well Being
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Sass, Katharina – History of Education, 2020
This paper explores comparatively and historically why Nordic and Continental welfare and education regimes differ in the degree of comprehensiveness of their primary and lower secondary school systems. It analyses how school reforms, reform attempts and coalitions in the post-war decades were shaped by different cleavage structures in Norway and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational History, Welfare Services, Social Systems
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