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dc.contributor.authorVirtanen, Aija
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T07:53:51Z
dc.date.available2016-11-03T07:53:51Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationVirtanen, A. (2016). Insights into the agency, positioning and development of professional Finnish language skills of international nursing students. <i>Apples : Journal of Applied Language Studies</i>, <i>10</i>(2), 63-81. <a href="https://doi.org/10.17011/apples/urn.201610254443" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.17011/apples/urn.201610254443</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_26289420
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_71579
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/51805
dc.description.abstractThis article focuses on international students studying in an English-mediated nursing degree program in Finland. From sociocognitive and ecological perspectives, this study examines the development of the students’ professional Finnish language skills and agency during their practical training. In addition, this article explores how students are positioned as capable workers. To shed light on the students’ professional language skills, agency, and positionings, interviews with vocational teachers, head nurses, and two international nursing students are examined using narrative analysis. The findings suggest that due to their lack of Finnish language skills, international students are positioned differently than their local peers. Hence, they are given fewer responsibilities and fewer opportunities to perform work tasks independently. Although international students are expected to know the language needed before they start work as a nurse, neither the educational institution nor workplaces are willing to take responsibility for language skills training. Therefore, language learning seems to be students’ own responsibility. Consequently, international students may be set in unequal positions regarding their access to the labor market in Finland. Nonetheless, during their practical training, the students are positioned as active agents and scaffolded in many ways so that they can potentially exercise their agency and promote their professional language skills more independently. In this study, it was found that positionings are interconnected with the development of agency and professional Finnish language skills.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCentre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseriesApples : Journal of Applied Language Studies
dc.relation.urihttp://apples.jyu.fi/article/abstract/477
dc.rightsThis publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited.en
dc.subject.otheragency
dc.subject.otherinternational students
dc.subject.otherpositioning
dc.subject.otherprofessional language skills
dc.titleInsights into the agency, positioning and development of professional Finnish language skills of international nursing students
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201610264453
dc.contributor.laitosKieli- ja viestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Language and Communication Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineSuomen kielifi
dc.contributor.oppiaineFinnishen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2016-10-26T12:15:07Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange63-81
dc.relation.issn1457-9863
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume10
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author(s).Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.fi
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysoterveydenhoito
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2641
dc.relation.doi10.17011/apples/urn.201610254443


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