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Lärarstudenters upplevelse av utbildningens förmåga att förbereda dem för undervisning av andraspråkselever: En intervjustudie med blivande lärare i samhällsvetenskapliga ämnen
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Teacher students experiences of the educations ability to prepare them for the challenges with second language students : an interview study with future teachers in social sciences (English)
Abstract [en]

This study aims to investigate how a number of students who are at the end of a teachers’ educations program in social studies, geography, religion and history interpret that the national curriculums states that every teacher is responsible for students language development and should be supportive of language backgrounds. In the light of the curriculums the study explores how the teacher education students feel that the education has prepared them for teaching children with Swedish as a second language. The study also examines how the teacher education students think that the teacher education could improve in matters like preparing future teachers to teach social studies, geography, religion and history to second language children.

The study is based on interviews with seven university students and shows that they feel a responsibility to develop their future students’ language. It also shows that the teacher education students don’t experience that their education has addressed these challenges. The study also reveals that the participants understand the difficulties with teaching second language students. A lot of their thoughts on the subject are similar to what previous research stresses as central to teaching these students despite that the teacher education students don’t feel prepared. The question of possible improvement in the teacher education shows that the participants in the study believe that there is room for improvement in the teacher education regarding second language students. 

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2015. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Swedish as a second language, teacher education, teacher educations students, teaching second language students, didactics of social studies, didactics of geography studies, didactics of religious studies, didactics of history studies.
Keyword [sv]
Svenska som andraspråk, lärarutbildning, lärarstudenter, undervisning av andraspråkselever, samhällskunskapsdidaktik, geografididaktik, historiedidaktik, religionsdidaktik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-113515OAI: diva2:785703
Available from: 2015-02-16 Created: 2015-02-03 Last updated: 2015-02-16Bibliographically approved

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