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Rights and multilingualism
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
2012 (English)In: US-China Education Review, ISSN 1548-6613, Vol. 2, no 4, 439-444 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, the author focuses on educational values and second language learners’ experiences from education. She is using a life story approach. Overarching aim of the presentation is to discuss second language teacher students’ encountering with Swedish school, mother tongue tuition, second language and multilingualism. The goal is achieved by examining an empirical context. The analysis was carried out in a spiral of understanding by means of deconstruction and reconstruction. The analysis shows that learning Swedish is important and mother tongue is positive for continued and lifelong learning, linguistic and literacy development. Being good at Swedish means opportunities to cooperate with others in school. The opportunity to take part in tuition and teaching in mother tongue in school is positive for the continued linguistic and literacy development. Mother tongue was very important for their development of multilingualism. Through lifelong linguistic learning and development, it becomes possible to build up an identity as multilingual persons with lingual capital and literacy skills.

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USA: David Publishing Company , 2012. Vol. 2, no 4, 439-444 p.
Keyword [en]
Multilingual, mother tongue, second language, linguistic, literacy
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Pedagogics
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24244OAI: diva2:604920
Available from: 2013-03-15 Created: 2013-02-12 Last updated: 2013-03-15Bibliographically approved

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