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Reading among students of immigrant origin in a number of Swedish municipalities: Analysing differences in reading skills between students of immigrant origin and Swedish students and differences related to age, gender, participation in remedial education, participation in education in Swedish as a second language and participation in mother tongue education.: Paper presented at the AILA - Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée ( International Association of Applied Linguistics) World Congress, Essen, August 2008
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
Högskolan i Halmstad.
Umeå universitet.
2008 (English)Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Mid Sweden University and Kalmar University have organised studies on reading skills among students in grade 8 during 2002 – 2007 in Nacka, Sollentuna, Tyresö and Upplands-Väsby. All students in grade 8 in the municipalities have participated in the studies. In total 16 287 students participated. These studies have included a reading test and information collected from the teachers about students’ age, gender, mother tongue, participation in remedial education, participation in mother tongue education and participation in education in Swedish as a second language.

The results from these studies are used to compare the reading skills of the Swedish students and the students of immigrant origin. The analysis take age and gender into consideration. A comparison is made between Swedish students and students of immigrant origin receiving remedial education. Within the group of students of immigrant origin a comparison is made between those who have participated in education in their mother tongue and those who have not participated in such education. A comparison is also be made between those who have participated in education in Swedish as a second language and those who have not participate in this education.

The purpose of these comparisons are to find out whether:

- the same gender differences in reading skills can be found among Swedish students and students of immigrant origin?

- the same age differences in reading skills can be found among Swedish students and students of immigrant origin?

- there are differences between Swedish students who participated in remedial education and students of immigrant origin who participated in remedial education?

- there are differences between the students of immigrant origin who participated in mother tongue education and the students of immigrant origin who did not participate in mother tongue education?

- there are differences between the students of immigrant origin who participated in education in Swedish as a second language and the students of immigrant origin who did not participate in education in Swedish as a second language?

 

The results are further discussed and related to findings from other surveys, both national and international.

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2008.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-7815OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-7815DiVA: diva2:128438
Available from: 2008-12-17 Created: 2008-12-17 Last updated: 2009-05-06Bibliographically approved

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