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Läxor: En kvalitativ studie om fem lärares erfarenheter och attityder till läxor för tvåspråkiga elever
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Schoolwork : A qualitative study about five teachers´ experience and attitudes on homework assignments for bilingual students (English)
Abstract [en]

In Sweden it is of major concern to the society that every individual get the same possibilities to be able to complete and affect their education. Despite this some students with a foreign background have difficulties when it comes to homework’s. This is contrary to the goals that the government strives for, which is a more just society. The aim of this study is to analyze five elementary schoolteacher’s experiences and attitudes against the homework for students with two languages. I have chosen to illustrate the methods that the teachers use and the difficulties which may arise. Through qualitative interviews and different researchers’ theories five teachers have shared their emotions, thoughts and opinions concerning the chosen subject.

The questions at issue are: 

  • Are the teachers experiencing any difficulties concerning homework’s when it comes to students with a different ethnic background than Swedish?
  • What methods do the teachers use when they choose homework’s?
  • Is the decision of homework’s affected by the fact that there are many two language students?

The conclusion of the essay is that the teachers have a positive attitude to homework’s, they state that it is important that the children in early age learn to take responsibility for their own learning. The teachers experience difficulties with regard to homework assignments among students with two languages and they point to the students’ worse condition than the ethnic Swedish students as the problem.

All five teachers use their one method when it comes to the choice of homework’s and the decision is characterized by the characteristics of the class, which is the students’ skills and provided. In the interviews it appeared that the choice of homework assignments often was affected by the large amount of students with foreign background. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Homework, experience, attitudes, bilingual, students, teachers, parents
Keyword [sv]
Läxor, erfarenheter, attityder, tvåspråkiga, elever, lärare, föräldrar
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14594OAI: diva2:475498
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-01-11 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2012-01-11Bibliographically approved

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