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Svenskare än Sverige?: Kulturell identitet i svenskämnet - en läroboksanalys.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to investigate whether two textbooks for Swedish studies match the syllabus for Swedish studies and the curriculum for the non-compulsory school regarding students´ opportunity to develop and strengthen their personal and cultural identity. The research questions address whether the textbooks offer all students the opportunity to reflect on their personal and cultural identity, and how culture is presented through texts and exercises. This study also investigates which cultural heritage the textbooks represent through their choice of texts and exercises. The study has been conducted through a text analysis of two current and commonly used textbooks in Svenska A and Svenska B. The results of the study show that the textbooks do not offer texts from a variety of countries or variety of continents. The continent that is well represented is Europe, but only through a small variety of countries. The majority of texts are Swedish, which indicates that the Swedish cultural heritage is favored. The textbooks contain no texts from continents such as Africa, Oceania, Asia and South America.  The results also show that the textbooks do not offer opportunities or guidance that encourages all students to reflect on their personal and cultural identity.  The exercises that encourage students to reflect on their cultural identity only relate to students who identify themselves with a Swedish culture.

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2011. , 50 p.
Keyword [sv]
lärobok, styrdokument, mångfald, kulturell identitet, svenskämnet
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Didactics Cultural Studies Pedagogical Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39789OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39789DiVA: diva2:396117
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-03-22 Created: 2011-02-08 Last updated: 2011-03-22Bibliographically approved

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