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How do two teachers instill a new culture into immigrant children?: A case study of a Canadian and a Swedish teacher.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesisAlternative title
Hur hjälper två lärare invandrarbarn att integreras till en ny kultur? : En fallbeskrivning av en kanadensisk och en svensk lärare. (Swedish)
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Abstract

This is a qualitative case study of how two teachers instill a new culture into immigrant children. I have used interview as one of my qualitative research methods and to make it a more informed assessment and to see the problem from more than one angle I have also used field study as a method. The purpose of this essay was to find out how two teachers work with immigrant children. I wanted to see how they work, how they integrate culture in their teaching and specific exercises they use to instill a new culture into the children. I also wanted to see what the literature says about integrating immigrant children into a new culture and if these particular teachers do as they are “supposed to”, or if they have found their own ways of teaching. I used a semi standardized interview to find out subjective specific ideas from the teacher’s point of view and tried to strike a balance from the objective side with a field study to actually get a glimpse of how the teachers work.

The two teachers in my study are working in slightly different ways when they teach culture. They use a lot of the same ideas but their focuses vary a bit. The Canadian teacher’s focus lies on teaching the children a little bit of everything, as in a lot of different cultures, although she includes the Canadian culture in her work too. The Swedish teacher focuses more on the Swedish culture and tries to instill the children in that one first of all. She teaches the children about other cultures too, but mainly the Swedish one.

Process of this qualitative case study has enlightened my understanding of cultural education because of its depth and clarity.

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2007. , p. 41
Keywords [en]
education, culture, immigrants, integration, multiculturalism
Keywords [sv]
utbildning, kultur, invandrare, integration, multikulturalism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-798OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-798DiVA, id: diva2:6530
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