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dc.contributor.authorAlstad, Gunhild Tomter
dc.contributor.authorSopanen, Pauliina
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-14T13:52:58Z
dc.date.available2021-01-14T13:52:58Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationAlstad, G. T., & Sopanen, P. (2021). Language orientations in early childhood education policy in Finland and Norway. <i>Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy</i>, <i>7</i>(1), 30-43. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/20020317.2020.1862951" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/20020317.2020.1862951</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_47610026
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73625
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the language orientations in education policy documents for early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Finland and Norway. Finland, an officially bilingual country, and Norway, a predominantly monolingual country, share similar views on ECEC. However, the ECEC field in both countries has undergone major changes in recent years: more children are attending ECEC, and the increasing number of children with diverse backgrounds and minority languages. The document analysis includes seven policy documents related to ECEC in Finland and Norway. The analytical approach is based on Ruíz’ framework for language orientations, i.e. language as resource, language as right and language as problem. The analysis shows that the language orientation in ECEC policy is rather vague and open. On the one hand, multilingualism is seen as a resource. On the other hand, multilingualism is considered as challenging in terms of language diversity, facilitating multilingual and first language development. In both countries, there seems to be a a monolingual ideology underlying the policy. We discuss these findings in light of policy implementations and finally underline the importance of critical multilingual awareness in early childhood teacher education.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy
dc.rightsCC BY-NC 4.0
dc.subject.otherlanguage education policy
dc.subject.otherlanguage orientations
dc.subject.otherideologies
dc.subject.othermultilingualism
dc.subject.otherearly childhood education
dc.subject.otherearly childhood education policies
dc.titleLanguage orientations in early childhood education policy in Finland and Norway
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202101141101
dc.contributor.laitosKieli- ja viestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Language and Communication Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineRuotsin kielifi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSwedishen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange30-43
dc.relation.issn2002-0317
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume7
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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dc.subject.ysokieltenopetus
dc.subject.ysovarhaiskasvatus
dc.subject.ysoyksikielisyys
dc.subject.ysokoulutuspolitiikka
dc.subject.ysokaksikielisyys
dc.subject.ysokielipolitiikka
dc.subject.ysomonikielisyys
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1080/20020317.2020.1862951


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