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Paulsrud, BethAnne; Zilliacus, Harriet; Ekberg, Lena – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Both Sweden and Finland have education systems promoting equity and equality. However, recent societal and political changes linked to increased immigration have created new challenges in efforts to support linguistic diversity. This paper aims to explore how multilingualism is represented in the national compulsory school curricula in the two…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Cross Cultural Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kheirkhah, Mina; Cekaite, Asta – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
The present study examines the siblings' contribution to shaping the language practices and language environment of immigrant families. The data consist of interviews, observations, and video recordings of everyday family interactions and sibling play in five Iranian families residing in Sweden. Detailed interaction analyses show that siblings…
Descriptors: Siblings, Language Usage, Immigrants, Family Environment
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Cabau, Beatrice – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
English has been compulsory for all Swedish pupils since 1962. At the same time, Swedish society has, for decades, been experiencing the phenomenon of an overwhelming Anglicization. Nowadays, the situation has gone so far that English may be considered as a second language in the Swedish daily living environment. This article mainly aims at…
Descriptors: Language Planning, War, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)