Linguistic diversity, institutional order and sociocultural change: Discourses and practices among teachers in Sweden
2007 (English)In: Learning and teaching in two languages? Resources of multilingual education in context, Peter Lang, Frankfurt a.M. , 2007Chapter in book (Refereed)
The changes and transformations characteristic of late modernity increasingly also mark Sweden. Despite the fact that immigration to Sweden has grown over the years bringing about linguistic and ethnic diversity, the country still appears to be struggling with the idea of uniformity and homogeneity. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted in a multilingual school setting the present chapter focuses on the conflicting nature of contemporary Swedish society and sets out to examine the recurrent discourses on the increasing linguistic diversity and manifestations of these discourses in daily educational practice among teachers and students. The paper focuses in particular on how dominant discourses in society and across the institution are both reproduced and contested in the local discourses and in the daily teaching practices. The positionings and practices of the teachers offer insights into the traditional institutional order and the problems associated with it in late modern Sweden.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Peter Lang, Frankfurt a.M. , 2007.
General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-12078OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-12078DiVA: diva2:178598