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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Government & International Studies

Title

Minority language education policy and planning in Sweden

Language

English

Abstract

© 2014 Taylor & Francis.This paper analyses Swedish language-in-education policy and planning in the field of minority language education. In recent years, various criticisms have pointed to the discrepancy between these two processes in mother tongue instruction (MTI) at compulsory schools. The general dissatisfaction expressed by some representatives of language minority groups led to the emergence of independent bilingual schools. The present study aims to explain the reasons behind such developments by investigating the various challenges facing MTI as well as the impact of the recent introduction of a national language policy. It highlights various issues related to language-in-education policy and planning, language status, language acquisition management and micro language planning in the field of minority language education in a Northern European context.

Keywords

language-in-education planning, language-in-education policy, micro language planning, minority languages, mother tongue instruction, Sweden

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Current Issues in Language Planning

Volume

15

Issue

4

Start Page

409

End Page

425

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

ISSN (print)

14664208

ISSN (electronic)

17477506

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