Minority-language children and youths
This research field focuses on minority-language pupils with special learning needs; i.e. minority-language pupils with a disability, learning difficulties or social and emotional disorders.
Linguistic and cultural minorities are pupils who may represent both a migration education and a special needs education challenge, which is expressed by the term migration-related learning difficulties.
There has been research on adoption at the Department of Special Needs Education since the 1980s, with particular focus on international adoption. Key topics have been linked to the early days with the adoptive family, language development, learning, and identity-building. There are adoption projects where children in one project are followed from their arrival in Norway until the age of 4, while children in the other project are followed from the ages of 4 to 11.
- International Adoption and Migration: learning, identity and competence
- Child Language and Learning