Reforming the national core curriculum for bilingual education in Finland
Bergroth, M. (2016). Reforming the national core curriculum for bilingual education in Finland. Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education, 4 (1), 86-107. doi:10.1075/jicb.4.1.04ber
© John Benjamins 2016. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by John Benjamins. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
This article explores the discourses surrounding the act of writing Section 10 Bilingual education in the new Finnish national core curriculum, which will be implemented in 2016. This section will set the parameters for programs that integrate language and content learning, where a minimum of two languages are used for instruction in content subjects. The main research questions discussed in this article are how and why certain discourses are expressed, or left unexpressed, in the final draft version of the curriculum. The data for qualitative analysis consists of participatory observations and minutes of meetings in the working group assembled for writing the draft.