National doctoral school in "Multilingualism, literacy and education"

Project leader

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/09/2008
End date: 31/08/2012
Funding: 13200000 SEK


The proposed multidisciplinary research school aims at developing the teaching profession with respect to basic knowledge and didactic competence around issues of literacy and academic development in a multilingual perspective. The focus is on pluralistic views of knowledge and learning as well as on identity and self-conception, on sense making and interaction and power and dominance related to categories such as gender, class and ethnicity. A particular spotlight on issues of literacy, education and multilingualism is provided by the situation in developing contexts. A complex language situation is characteristic of the majority of the world´s developing societies, often with a multitude of indigenous languages and a dominating postcolonial language which is used in all official domains including education. The research school aims at recruiting students from among teachers of Swedish, Swedish as a Second Language, Mother Tongue but also among other educational personnel involved in teaching generally or in the administration of educational programmes. In this way, the school can contribute to strengthening the quality of teaching and increase the fulfilment of the aims for schooling of both children and adults on a more general level. The research school is a cooperation between the Centre for Research on Bilingualism and six other departments and is based on a broad multidisciplinary competence.

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