Modersmålsstöd i förskola: En intervjustudie om modersmålsstöd på tre förskoleavdelningar i ett mångkulturellt område
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Native language support in pre-school : An interview study about native language support in three pre-schools sections in a multicultural area (English)
The purpose of this study was to broaden knowledge about how native language support works in three pre-schools departments in a multicultural area. The questions were how native support works in the current pre-schools departments, which language development methods and forms used by educators to work with native language support, and if they experience any difficulties. I used interviews as a research method, with three child-care and one preschool teacher.The results showed that all departments on both of the pre-schools have native language support with a permanent bilingual staff, outside the ordinary activity. The mother tongue is also spoken in the everyday activities in two of the departments. The third department is only spoken native language with their children if they do not understand what they say in Swedish, or if they are sad.The concrete material is lifted up as a good and important tool in all three language groups, because verbal language is not always enough for all children to understand. All teachers are talking about the mother tongue which they mean is the key to self-esteem and identity formation for these children.The Child-cares is experiencing various difficulties in the work with native language support; one thinks that it is difficult when the children sometimes have a stronger language than her. The second one is experiencing difficulties with the children in her language group because they speak a variety of dialects in the common mother tongue. The third child-care find it difficult when she does not get any verbal response from the children in her group.All child-cares feel finally accepted and feel a joy in the effort made for the children and their mother tongue. They think it's great and fun, and also feel that their children like that.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 38 p.
Bilingualism, language development, mother tongue, native language support, pre-school
Förskola, första språk, modersmålsstöd, språkutveckling, tvåspråkighet
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-8778OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-8778DiVA: diva2:420567
Subject / course
Hållsten, Stina, Högskolelektor
Borgström, María, Docent