Primary school curricula and language teaching: a comparative study (Greece, Great Britain, Sweden) (Master thesis)

Ξενικάκη, Αικατερίνη/ Xenikaki, Aikaterini

This dissertation is focused on the presentation and comparison of educational and language policies that have been designed in Greece, Great Britain and Sweden to help immigrant children integrate into new school environments and effectively learn the language in the host country. In the framework of these language policies, language curriculum in elementary schools are also going to be examined. Specifically, we examine to what extent the educational and language policies of each country and the European Union exhibit differences and similarities compared to the curriculum mentioned above. We assume that the most effective method for the collection and analysis of such information is the descriptive method, which ascribes to educational research. This is due to the fact that the present research does not solely include the collection and analysis of the data, but also adopts a comparative perspective. In particular, the comparative study is a type of descriptive method, hence similarities and differences between the educational policies and the programs implemented are discussed through comparing the data. The results of this study show that there exist major differences between the aforementioned countries. The dissertation is concluded with suggestions for the improvement of the Greek language curriculum and educational policies for immigrant children in our country
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Τμήμα Επιστημών της Εκπαίδευσης στην Προσχολική Ηλικία
Subject classification: Education--Curricula
Multicultural education
Keywords: Αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα,Γλωσσική διδασκαλία,Εκπαιδευτική πολιτική,Αλλόγλωσσος μαθητής,Curriculum,Language teaching,Educational policy,Foreign language student

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