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Practiced Linguistic-Cultural Ideologies and Educational Policies: A Case Study of a "Bilingual Sweden Finnish School"
Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1846-858X
Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: Journal of Language, Identity & Education, ISSN 1534-8458, E-ISSN 1532-7701, Vol. 15, no 6, 329-343 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores linguistic-cultural ideologies and educational policies as they emerge and are negotiated in everyday life in a bilingual school setting located in the geopolitical spaces of Sweden. Taking sociocultural theory and discourse analysis as points of departure, we focus on empirical examples of classroom interaction and locally established formal policing. Linguistic-cultural ideologies and educational policies that frame life at the school are investigated by employing nexus analytical methods, focusing on social (inter)actions through which a number of locally and nationally relevant discourses circulate. Our findings indicate that refocusing ideology and policy research from the lens of a practiced perspective allows the situated and distributed nature of everyday life to inform issues related to bilingualism as well as their relations to wider societal discourses. Furthermore, our analysis highlights the crucial role of educators in (re)locating bilingual education in its societal contexts as well as making these connections visible in classrooms.

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Routledge, 2016. Vol. 15, no 6, 329-343 p.
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Bilingual education, educational policy, ethnography, everyday life, nexus analysis, social practices
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Educational Sciences Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-54330DOI: 10.1080/15348458.2016.1217160ISI: 000390106400001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84987879343OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-54330DiVA: diva2:1063128
Available from: 2017-01-09 Created: 2017-01-09 Last updated: 2017-01-09Bibliographically approved

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