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Permission to speak

Author(s) Hartsmar, N. & Sandström, M.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
This paper discusses the possibilities for newly arrived pupils to take part in subject teaching. The significance of the mother tongue while they development of their second language is in its earliest stages will be highlighted. When citizenship is as an expressed goal of education with the aim of stimulating inclusion and critical thought, language plays a decisive role in how all voices can make themselves heard. We invited two preparatory classes to work with teacher students in problem-solving work sessions in the technical workshop. The starting points were a socio-cultural perspective of teaching and the development of knowledge, and that language is discourse. The study illuminates and problemetises a variety of strategies in conversation during problem-solving.

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