Preschool teachers’ beliefs on their role in supporting the development of language and literacy skills among young second-language learners (PhD project)

The main research objective of the study is to obtain knowledge about the beliefs that preschool teachers hold about the nature of knowledge and knowing as well as the process by which those beliefs are formed.

About the project

The PhD project is linked to and will contribute to the large-scale research project “Teaching for text comprehension: Supporting young second-language learners’ text comprehension in urban multiethnic preschools in Norway”. The main research methods include teacher questionnaires, classroom observations, preschooler’s pre- and post-test scores on language and literacy outcomes and follow-up post-intervention interviews with a selection of intervention teachers. The study draws on the relevant research theories on personal epistemology and teacher beliefs.

Objectives

The project aims to contribute to investigation of how teachers in Norwegian preschools may support emerging language and literacy development among young Norwegian second-language learners. The main research objective of the study is to obtain knowledge about the beliefs that preschool teachers hold about the nature of knowledge and knowing as well as the process by which those beliefs are formed.

Resarch category

Basic research

 

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