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Främjandet av flerspråkighet i förskolan: Tre förskollärares och en förskolechefs tankar
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Language is a tool for communication. Through language we build relationships, share and create experiences with other people. Furthermore, language is an essential part of our identity. Our society is multicultural and it means that many people in Sweden are multilingual. The views on multilingualism has not always been positive, they have changed over the years and research shows the benefits of being multilingual.

The purpose of this study is to gain knowledge of how preschool is working with multilingual children to give them the same opportunities that monolingual children already have from start. In this study I have investigated the vision educators have on multilingualism and the way they work to promote the development of multilingual children.

This is an important topic because multilingualism is increasing dramatically in our society. There are more and more multilingual preschool children. According to the preschool’s teaching programme (Lpfö98 rev2010), every child has the right to develop its mother tongue as well as the Swedish language. Every child should also be entitled to the same stimulating environment and the same conditions for development and learning. It should feel safe and natural to be himself.

To carry out this study, I have used qualitative methods. It means that I have visited three preschools and interviewed three preschool teachers and one preschool director. In my study, I have concluded that the preschool teachers I interviewed think highly of multilingualism and on how to promote it. They are aware that they need different methods, but especially that they need to keep up with the scientific developments.




Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Preschool, preschool teacher, multilingualism, native language, promote
Keyword [sv]
Flerspråkighet, Modersmål, Förskola, Förskollärare, Främja
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30002OAI: diva2:929168
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-05-18 Created: 2016-05-17 Last updated: 2016-05-20Bibliographically approved

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