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Vilken tanke finns bakom placeringen av en nyanländ elev i en ordinarie klass?: En kvalitativ studie av hur en nyanländ elev utan svenska språkkunskaper tas emot i en ordinarie klass
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a case studie of a newly arrived student placed in a regular class in a P-9 school in a suburb south of Stockholm. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the class teacher for the regular class and the Swedish as a second language teacher are working with this student. The research questions are:

  • What are the basic ideas behind the placement of newly arrived students in regular classes with no previous language skills?
  • How is the language development for the newly arrived student according to the teacher of the selected class?
  • What methods and materials are used by the teacher in her teaching to benefit the newly arrived student’s language development?

The purpose of my study has been to investigate the teachers and the headmaster’s perspective on how the integration of newly arrived students into the regular class can be done and the decisions context for the placement of newly arrived students into the regular class. The study is based on interviews with two teachers and the school headmaster. Results of the study show that the principal of the selected school has a vision for the integration of newly arrived students into the regular class, which means that this particular school has a different way of working than other schools in the area where the newly arrived are placed into a preparation class before being integrated into the ordinary class. The class teacher believes that the headmaster’s vision of direct placement into ordinary classes is good for integration. In this vision the newly arrived student receives knowledge related to the context and task during class. The teacher in “Swedish as a second language” does not believe that the headmasters vision is good for the newly arrived students, she believes that it is better if they get separate schooling in Swedish before being integrated into ordinary classes. The overall conclusion after having collected my results and studied previous research is that the work with newly arrived students at the school looks different from what the School Board calls for. The selected school for my study has no clear guidelines on how the work with the newly arrived students in regular classes should be attended. This is sought by the class teacher and that there is a need for such guidelines to give these students an equivalent schooling

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
Newly arrived students, ordinary class
Keyword [sv]
nyanländbarn, ordinarie klassen
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-8765OAI: diva2:420445
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-01 Created: 2011-06-01 Last updated: 2011-06-01Bibliographically approved

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