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Modersmålslärare: klarspråk eller tunghäfta?
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Mother tongue teachers : quite clear language or tounge-tied? (English)
Abstract [en]

This research is about different perspectives, offered by three mother tongue teachers, one principal and also featuring a representative from Skolverket, on the subject: teacher legitimation for mother tongue teachers, mother tongue teachers opportunity for competence education and the future of mother tongue education in Sweden.

The theoretical framework is mother tongue language, globalization, the post-colonial theory, power and social inequality. A qualitative approach was used including five interviews taken place in Stockholm, the results does not however represent the whole country nor the community of Stockholm itself.

The result shows that mother tongue teachers thinks the teacher legitimation does not mean anything regarding their already low-status. Even principal and representative from Skolverket express their concern towards the 'non-demand' for mother tongue teachers to get their legitimation and they feel there is a lack of ambition from decisonmakers to include the mother tongue teachers.

As per today there is no higher education for mother tongue teachers leading towards an exam. Mother tongue teachers are worried about their future although principal and representant takes a bright outlook.


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Mother tongue teachers, Teacher legitimation, Competence education, Mother tongue education
Keyword [sv]
Modersmålslärare, Lärarlegitimation, Kompetensutbildning, Modersmålsundervisning
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14517OAI: diva2:472494
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-01-04 Created: 2012-01-04 Last updated: 2012-01-04Bibliographically approved

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