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Bagga-Gupta, SangeetaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1846-858X
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Gynne, A., Bagga-Gupta, S. & Lainio, J. (2016). Practiced linguistic-cultural ideologies and educational policies: A case study of a "bilingual Sweden Finnish School". Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 15(6), 329-343
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Practiced linguistic-cultural ideologies and educational policies: A case study of a "bilingual Sweden Finnish School"
2016 (English)In: Journal of Language, Identity & Education, ISSN 1534-8458, E-ISSN 1532-7701, Vol. 15, no 6, p. 329-343Article 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.

Keywords
social practices, everyday life, ethnography, nexus analysis, bilingual education, educational policy
National Category
Didactics Specific Languages
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-31704 (URN)10.1080/15348458.2016.1217160 (DOI)000390106400001 ()2-s2.0-84987879343 (Scopus ID)
Projects
LIMCUL och DIMuL
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-06-03 Created: 2016-06-03 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
Gynne, A. & Bagga-Gupta, S. (2015). Languaging in the twenty-first century: exploring varieties and modalities in literacies inside and outside learning spaces. Language and Education, 29(6), 509-526
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Languaging in the twenty-first century: exploring varieties and modalities in literacies inside and outside learning spaces
2015 (English)In: Language and Education, ISSN 0950-0782, E-ISSN 1747-7581, Vol. 29, no 6, p. 509-526Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study presented in this paper focuses on young people’s languaging, or ways-with-being-with-words, including literacies, in everyday practices that stretch across formal and informal learning spaces. Taking sociocultural and ethnographic points of departure, the aim of the study is to investigate aspects of young people’s situated and distributed ways of engaging in knowledge production in academic “writing” genres, as well as their agency in relation to pedagogic goals as administered by teachers in these practices. Through analysis of data sets consisting of field notes, video recordings and particularly literacy data, the study presents analysis of three cases of students’ work in project-based learning and instructional tasks inside and outside a ‘bilingual-bicultural’ school setting. The paper puts forth a multi-dimensional analysis of communicative and learning practices and suggests refocusing scholarly interests of ‘multilingualism’ towards an examination of different dimensions of modalities and language varieties in languaging practices. The findings indicate that student agency is central in contributing to the shaping of the nature of their languaging across the interrelated dimensions of time and space. Furthermore, this study suggests that pedagogical practices in language, including literacy, classes need to be transformed and recontextualized in order to embrace student agency.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2015
Keywords
languaging, multimodality, present-day literacies, learning, agency, learning spaces
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-30679 (URN)10.1080/09500782.2015.1053812 (DOI)000361701500003 ()2-s2.0-84942192905 (Scopus ID)
Projects
DiMUL
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-01-05 Created: 2016-01-05 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Gynne, A. & Bagga-Gupta, S. (2013). Young people's languaging and social positioning. Chaining in "bilingual" educational settings in Sweden. Linguistics and Education, 24(4), 479-496
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Young people's languaging and social positioning. Chaining in "bilingual" educational settings in Sweden
2013 (English)In: Linguistics and Education, ISSN 0898-5898, E-ISSN 1873-1864, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 479-496Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study presented in this paper examines languaging in a “bilingual” school setting. The overall aim here is to explore young people's doing of multilingualism as well as social positioning in and through the everyday social practices where literacy is salient. Anchored in perspectives that highlight the social construction of reality, and located in the geopolitical space of Sweden, this study investigates an educational setting where Swedish and Finnish are used as the primary languages of instruction but where other linguistic varieties are present. In the paper, the analytically relevant concept of chaining is empirically illustrated through the analysis of ethnographically created data. These data include video recordings of classroom interaction and materials framed within the school diary literacy practice. The chained flow of various oral, written and multimodal varieties in human meaning-making is presented as an analytical finding.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2013
Keywords
languaging, classroom interaction, school diary, Sweden-Finnish school, learning, social positioning
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-23158 (URN)10.1016/j.linged.2013.06.002 (DOI)000209569400011 ()2-s2.0-84890436765 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-05 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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