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Kakie i Potjemu: En studie av vilka elever som väljer att läs aryska på gymnasienivå och de motiv de anger för sitt språkval
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay investigates the pupils, in Swedish upper secondary school in the greater Stockholm area, who choose to study the Russian language as a foreign language. The essay asks; who are these students, and what is motivation behind their language choice? In order to answer these two questions the essay uses both interviews and paper survey. The theoretical background ofth is essay is based on the works and theories of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, and thus the question; who are these students is aimed at the students' social and economical background in lines with Bourdieu's theories. The essay also uses the earlier study of Swedish sociologist Mikael Palme, in which he maps the different schools and programs in the greater Stockholm area, in a socio-economical context based on habitus. The results of the essay are that the students mostly come from relatively wealthy homes and have parents with highereducation. Half of the students are girls and the other boys. Most of the students have a Swedishbackground and as many as 96% of them intend to continue to study after upper secondary school. The most frequent reason, for students choosing to study Russian, is the notion language is exotic, exclusive and interesting. The essay also found that very few of the students had any plans for future studies with any connection to the Russian language

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2012. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
Russian language, language choice, Bourdieu, habitus, reproduction, upper secondary school, Stockholm, motivation.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-16627OAI: diva2:536590
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Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-22 Last updated: 2012-06-25Bibliographically approved

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