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för att förstå tänker jag på arabiska Arabisktalande barns möte med litteraturen i skolbiblioteket, en intervjustudie med åttaåringar och elvaåringar
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
I think in Arabic to understand Arabic speaking children's meeting with the literature in the school library. A field investigation with eight -year -olds and eleven-yearolds (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to the increase knowledge and understanding of the meeting between children with Arabian as native language and a Swedish school library. The study is made as a qualitative investigation built on interviews with eight-year-olds and eleven-year-olds. Only the childrens needs and views are considered. The study is centred on twelve key issues and aims to document the childrens thoughts and views of reading as well as their reading habits and their use of the school library. Through the childrens own words their evaluation of reading and literature, their abilities to assimilate the text and their de facto use of the books can be known. The children in this study are all pupils in the same school, situated in a middle-sized town, where literature is an important part of the teaching. Consequently, they read for pleasure but also from obligation. They are also imposed on to lend books from the school library. In Sweden reading is highly valued and this evaluation is only rarely put into question. Swedish children grow up with reading and literature as an obvious part of life. The children in this study grow up in homes where books have low value; often they are kept in a box and the families own but a few. This, however, does not necessarily imply that reading is regarded unimportant. Several of the children in the study are expected from their parents to do well in school, something which requires good reading skills. Here the approach of the school and its library to multilingual children is of great importance. Teachers, and other school employees, and the parents at home will have to improve on communication to facilitate for the children to use the literature. The majority of the older children in this study understand Swedish texts much better than texts in their native language. It is the view of the authors of this study that it is important to develop the native language side by side with the second language throughout all the years in school. The school can improve on meeting the Arabian speaking children on their terms and on showing that their native language is as important as Swedish. To the Arabian speaking children, reading and literature is a resource of great potential. This resource can, however, be further developed during the childrens time in school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2006.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2006:70
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-18266Local ID: 2320/1485OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-18266DiVA, id: diva2:1310182
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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