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Det gäller att vara konkret!: En kvalitativ studie om fyra pedagogers syn på tvåspråkiga barns språkutveckling i en förskola och i en förskoleklass
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
You have to be concrete! : A qualitative study of four teachers´ view on bilingual children's language development in a preschool and a preschool class (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The study is based on Lev Vygotskijs and John Dewey's learning theory. Such is “the zone for immediate development” and “learning by doing”.

Purpose: The study's purpose was to examine how four teachers´ work with bilingual children's language development in a preschool and in a preschool class. These questions will be answered in my study: 1). which view of bilingualism have been the educators? 2). which language development approach has been the educators of preschool/ preschool class have chosen to promote the bilingual children's language development in the Swedish language? 3). what similarities and differences, I find the teachers' way of working with bilingual children?

Method: To investigate and answer the purpose of this study was therefore qualitative approach through interviews are used.

Results: The results show that both teachers in a preschool and preschool class are working with language development in order to encourage bilingual children's language development.

Conclusions: The conclusions are to be able to speak several languages is an asset. Teachers should encourage bilingual children to speak their native language. To encourage bilingual children's language development using a variety of language development methods in the form of music, singing, rhymes and chants. Reading many books and to retell.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Bilingualism, multilingualism, language development work, preschool, preschool class
Keyword [sv]
Tvåspråkighet, flerspråkighet, språkutvecklande arbete, förskola, förskoleklass
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-16381OAI: diva2:532151
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-11 Created: 2012-06-09 Last updated: 2012-06-11Bibliographically approved

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