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Integration genom språk och museipedagogik: Integration through language and museum education
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Education in Humanities and Social Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to analyze how museums, seen as heterotopic places where time and space act simultaneously, can, with the help of museum educators and guides, integrate the foreign citizens in Sweden. The analysis is done with the help of three institutions: The Vasa Museum, the Royal Armory and The Great Synagogue in Stockholm.

The author of the thesis argues that recruiting trained personnel with foreign roots by museums would help significantly in the creation of a sense of collective identity and belonging among those citizens who are just adapting to the country. Through the use of Swedish, in conjunction with their mother tongue, as well as analogies, an important contribution can be attained in their integration.

In this work, concepts such as the accent, are treated in a categorical manner, as the author, with the assistance of other researchers, concluded that the accent should not influence the perception of the intellectual and work capability of a professional museum educator/guide.

History represents another key element in this thesis, as it discusses the way to find a new narrative form to channel history and refer to it, thus sharing historical roots with these new immigrants in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Museum education, education, integration, language, accent, history, professional museum educators/guides
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38513OAI: diva2:310854
2010-02-15, 0403, Campus Konradsberg, Stockholm, 16:00 (Swedish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2010-06-24 Created: 2010-04-16 Last updated: 2010-06-24Bibliographically approved

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