IOE EPrints

Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Contexts: A comparative analysis of language teaching and learning in a Norwegian and Dutch primary school classroom

Bezemer, Jeff and Heen-Wold, Astri and Kroon, Sjaak and de Wal-Pastoor, Lutine and Ryen, Else (2005) Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Contexts: A comparative analysis of language teaching and learning in a Norwegian and Dutch primary school classroom. Intercultural Education, 16 (5). pp. 453-467. ISSN 1467-5986. DOI UNSPECIFIED

Full text not available from this repository.
SFX image for help Not from UCL IOE? image for help
Item Type: Article
Additional Information: In this paper the learning and teaching of languages to minority language students in North-Western Europe is in focus. Adopting an ethnographic, international-comparative methodology, it shows how national policies shape teachers’ pedagogic responses to multilingualism. Collaborative, fine grained analysis of audio-recorded classroom interactions and teacher interviews in Norway and the Netherlands were carried out to understand how conceptions of students’ language proficiencies are instantiated in classroom discourse. The outcomes suggest relatively low degrees of classification and framing of knowledge in the Norwegian case, affording forms of language teaching and learning which are not as contingent on accurate attributions of language resources to students as those applied in the Dutch case. The different degrees of classification and framing found in the two cases are understood in terms of the histories of education and relative significance of performativity discourses in the two countries. Proportional contribution: 65 per cent. Refereed by two reviewers and the editor of the journal.
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > London Knowledge Lab
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 15:59
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 08:20
View Item View Item