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Modersmålsträning på förskolan: En kvalitativ studie om hur modersmålsträning är utförmad i förskolor
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Mother-tongue training in preschool : A qualitative study on how mother-tongue training is incorporated in preschools (English)
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate to what a few preschool teachers and mother-tongue teachers consider the influence mother-tongue training has on children. The thesis also looks into how these teachers cooperate and view about the mother-tongue training organization structure and what support mother-tongue teachers get in the concerned preschools. More specifically:

  • What influences do three preschool teachers and three mother-tongue teachers consider that mother-tongue training has on the development of the children?
  • Which support do the three mother-tongue teachers receive from the preschool principals and other preschool pedagogues in their work? - Is there any cooperation between them?
  • In what way do the three preschool teachers and the three mother-tongue teachers think that the mother-tongue training organization structure affect the children’s status in the group?

Method: In order to achieve a deeper understanding of the context, a qualitative method based on interviews and observations was employed and relied upon. Three preschool teachers and three mother-tongue teachers from two different preschools in the same municipality were interviewed to acquire answers to the questions concerned.

Result: The result of this enquiry shows a direct and explicit comprehension that mother-tongue is immensely important for children’s development. Mother-tongue teachers believes that they are treated and accepted much better today than in foregone years and that there is better cooperation today between different concerned bodies. The result also indicates that the organization structure of the mother-tongue training can and do sometimes create problems in the child group. The child often does not gain entry to an ongoing activity/play when he/she comes back from mother-tongue training vis-à-vis often he/she is reluctant to leave their playmates and go away for a mother-tongue’s lesson. In order to avoid this problem it is imperative that preschools teachers put in a lot of energy and commitment to avert exclusion from play/activity after mother-tongue training. The interviewed teachers to this thesis claim also that the current organization structure of the mother-tongue training can be seen as division of groups just as much as the other division of groups in the regular organization. Children are used to the continuous division of groups in the preschools. The interviewed teachers are quite content and satisfied with the present organization structure but retain that there are certain areas which needs to be looked into and improved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Mother-tongue, mother- tongue training, mother-tongue teacher, identity, culture, inclusion, exclusion
Keyword [sv]
Modersmål, modersmålsträning, modersmålslärare, identitet, kultur, inkludering, exkludering
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18406OAI: diva2:604114
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-02-08 Created: 2013-02-07 Last updated: 2013-02-08Bibliographically approved

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