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Att skriva sig till läsning- mer än bara ord: En kvalitativ studie på en mångkulturell skola, om läs- och skrivutveckling med datorer
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Writing to read, more than words  : a study of reading and writing with computers in a multicultural school (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to see how teachers and students work in a multicultural school according to a method which teaches students to write before reading with the aid of computers. A further aim to investigate is how pupils with Swedish as a second language develop their linguistic skills using the method.

To participate in modern society requires a lot from the individual. To function in a society that is constantly changing requires a good knowledge of the use of language in order to participate as a democratic citizen. It is therefore important that all students develop good linguistic knowledge regardless of their first language.

The study is based on interviews with four teachers, operating in a multicultural school. Besides the interviews observations were made of the teachers and students in their daily work with computers.

The results of the study showed that the method is language stimulating and develops the second language of the learners. Students received more knowledge than just reading and writing. The student was given an opportunity to develop in inter-cultural contexts, and gained a wider linguistic repertoire. The conclusion was that the teachers were unaware of the opportunities they gave students in their language development. The work contributed to interculturality as a comprehensive foundation for teaching. It was through participation, and meaning creation as starting points in their teaching, but teachers were unaware of their approach to teaching.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Interculturality, Participation, creation of meaning, literacy
Keyword [sv]
Interkulturallitet, Delaktighet, Meningsskapande, Litteracitet
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14508OAI: diva2:471388
Subject / course
Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-01-03 Created: 2012-01-02 Last updated: 2012-01-24Bibliographically approved

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