Ulrika Magnusson's research while affiliated with Stockholm University and other places

Publications (16)

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This paper explores the role of collaborative teacher agency in facilitating translingual adjustments in a linguistically diverse primary school in Sweden. We focus on three multicompetent language teachers, who taught minoritized languages in the marginalized Mother Tongue (MT) subject, Modern Languages, and offered Multilingual Study Mentoring. D...
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This article focuses on language education policy for language learners in Sweden by building on a synthesis of findings from a research project on the school subject Swedish as a second language (SSL). The project was located in three upper secondary schools and one primary school with a large proportion of migrant students, of whom a majority stu...
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This article investigates the use of friendship metaphors in texts by adult second language writers, in relation to the occurrence and function of metaphor and the writers’ discursive constructions of identity. The texts come from the final assessment in Swedish for Immigrants (SFI), a language program in basic Swedish. The analysis confirmed the i...
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This special issue explores the use of metaphor in education from a multilingual perspective in two Scandinavian countries, Norway and Sweden. In this introduction, we include a brief overview of earlier research in the domain and identify common factors noteworthy to discuss in relation to the multilingual context, for instance, the notion of crea...
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Focusing on the narrations of Omid – a Mother Tongue (MT) teacher of Arabic in a Swedish primary school – we analyze discursive constructions of Sweden, multilingualism and MT instruction in interview data and fieldnotes from parenting courses aimed at migrant parents. Omid constructed a performed role model – based in success stories – and a share...
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Through the study of pedagogic discourse and practice in introductory classes (ICs) aimed at new migrant students at a linguistically diverse primary school in Sweden, we discuss pedagogic principles and power dynamics, drawing on Bernstein’s conceptual frame. Our ethnographic data consist of teacher interviews and observational fieldnotes. A compo...
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Despite a growing body of research on multimodal writing, scholars still express a need for formal frameworks for discussing multimodal literacy practices and call for research on multimodality in education that develops a vocabulary to approach multimodal texts in teaching. This study answers this call by presenting an analysis that adds to the fi...
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Drawing from an ethnographic project on the subject of Swedish as a second language (SSL¹) in three linguistically diverse upper secondary schools, the aim of this study was to investigate how three SSL teachers, one from each school, discursively constructed SSL, and whether and how they legitimated their role as SSL teachers, in relation to previ...
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This paper explores the relatively unique educational design of the school subject Swedish as a second language (SSL) through ethnographic fieldwork in three linguistically diverse schools in Sweden. A main point is the importance of carefully considering the local educational context in relation to its organizational design and embeddedness in lan...
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This paper targets the aim of ‘strengthening the students’ multilingualism’ in a second language subject in Sweden, Swedish as a second language (SSL), which represents a relatively rare L2 design internationally. The study investigates how ideological space for multilingualism with regard to this aim opens implementational space at the classroom l...
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Denne artikkelen gir en oversikt over norsk og svensk forskning på andrespråksskriving fra det siste tiåret. Tre hovedområder som har generert flere studier og nye perspektiver i de to landenes andrespråksforskning, er skilt ut: 1) Forskning relatert til skolefag, sjangere og registre, 2) Forskning på ordforråd i en skolekontekst, og 3) Flerspråkli...
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This poster highlights stages and research interests with a multiliteracies approach to researching Swedish L1 and L2 classrooms. The project aims at presenting an expanded perspective on writing, where meaning-making through different modes of meaning and emancipatory writing activities among students of different ages are studied. The project ga...
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I denna artikel urskiljer och diskuterar vi diskurser i vetenskapliga texter inom det akademiska fältet i Sverige om skolämnet svenska som andraspråk (härefter sva) efter dess införande 1995, utifrån begreppet likvärdighet. I studien analy­seras vilka typer av argument som anförts, i vilken teoretisk och empirisk bas de kontextualiseras, och vilka...

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... These transitional classes focused on Swedish language learning (without a formal curriculum), and the students gradually left the introductory classes for subject-learning in their regular class. In Hedman and Magnusson (2021), we analyzed the pedagogic discourses and practices (see Bernstein 1990) in this transitional space, characterized by exceptional conditions (Obondo 2018) with constant influxes and outfluxes of students. An important part of its "inner logic" (Bernstein [1996] 2000) was the collaboratively created space for "emotional understanding" (Hargreaves 2001, in Hedman andMagnusson 2021). ...
... The effect of globalization caused hazard and serious concerns to the moral values, public awareness, and social responsibility among the employees. Family and academic bodies play a dynamic role in molding the personality, character, and conduct of the individuals (Hedman & Magnusson, 2021). A worthy moral principle, respecting others, included the proposition of being energetically rich in relation to nation-building developments and are being considered as the preconditions for a universal change. ...
... One essence of policy friction (cf. Jaspers 2015) noted in our data (Hedman and Magnusson 2020b) seems to relate to dominant societal ideologies on "Swedishness", and to what extent students in SSL are part of this social categorization. Wera discussed whether students in SSL were perceived as "real Swedes" and expressed that it was a failure on behalf of the educational system when students born in Sweden studied SSL throughout their schooling (p. ...
... Many schools, moreover, have a regional language as part of the curriculum (e.g., Catalan or Basque in bilingual regions of Spain). Some schools also offer education in minority home languages (e.g., Swedish schools offer the 'mother tongue tuition' subject in any language other than Swedish that a student uses at home [Hedman & Magnusson, 2020)]). In addition, multilingualism in education has become more visible because the increased levels of population diversity are also reflected in classrooms, which are increasingly heterogeneously multilingual (Bonnet & Siemund, 2018;Dávila & Bunar, 2020;Sundqvist et al., 2021). ...
... Tidigare forskning med fokus på den svenska skolkontexten visar å ena sidan att lärare såväl som även vissa elever själva, sällan ser elevers språkkunskaper i fler språk som en resurs, utan det ses snarare som ett hinder för att lära sig det svenska språket och "bli svensk" eller lyckas med sitt skolarbete (Parszyk, 1999;Runfors, 2009). Å andra sidan visas även hur svenska som andraspråkselever förhåller sig ambivalent till svenska som andraspråksämnet då det, trots det stigma som det ofta förknippas med, också erbjuder elever en stöttning och en undervisning många uppskattar (Hedman & Magnusson, 2022Siekkinen, 2021). Betydelsen av språk får dock en central betydelse för konstruktionen av "invandrareleven" såväl som den "svenska eleven" i skolans verksamhet (Gruber, 2007;Jonsson, 2007;Lahdenperä, 1997;León Rosales, 2012;Runfors, 2003Runfors, , 2009). ...
... Regarding the first, the status of the subject and its participants, power relations have been made visible through earlier research (Hedman and Magnusson 2018;Hyltenstam and Milani 2012) and reports (NASD 2004;SI 2010), where a low status is often attributed to the subject, its teachers and its students. School leaders and teachers in subjects other than SSL have been reported to focus on perceived deficiencies among L2 students, particularly regarding Swedish language proficiency and experiences of life in Sweden (see, e.g., Wedin 2010Wedin , 2021. ...
... Daniels, såväl som lärarens, sätt att förhålla sig till, och prata om, svenska som andraspråksämnet innebär på ett liknande sätt som visats tidigare i kapitlet en (re)produktion av svenska som andraspråk som ett stödämne till den "vanliga" svenskan. Interaktionen mellan läraren och eleven och hur den realiseras i skolpraktiken kan dock även ses som ett uttryck för de andraspråksspecifika utgångspunkter och den stöttning som svenska som andraspråksämnet ska möjliggöra i relation till undervisning av andraspråkselever (jfr Bigestans & Kaya, 2018;Kaya, 2020;Magnusson, 2017). ...