Svitlana Kucherenko

Doctoral Research Fellow - Institutt for pedagogikk
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Phone +47 22840854
Room 575
Available hours By appointment
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 7 Helga Engs hus 0317 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1092 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Educational Sciences (Student)

Academic Interests

  • Language minority children in preschool and school
  • Multilingualism
  • Bilingual development
  • Language and text comprehension
  • Preschool teachers’ epistemic beliefs

Current activities

  • Teaching for text comprehension: Supporting young second-language learners’ text comprehension in urban multiethnic preschools in Norway (PreComp)
  • NATED: The National Graduate School in Educational Research: Track 1:  Language development, text comprehension and literacy.

Higher education and employment history

  • 2013- PhD Candidate, Department of Education, University of Oslo
  • 2011-2013: Preschool teacher, Gransbakken barnehage, Alna municipality, Oslo
  • 2009-2011: Master of Philosophy in Comparative and International Education, Institute for Educational Research, University of Oslo
  • 2009-2010: Bilingual teacher, Velkomstgruppa, Rom skole, Askim
  • 2009: Multicultural Identity in the Global World, undergraduate course, early childhood education, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
  • 2008: Our Shared European Culture, undergraduate course, primary and secondary teacher education, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
  • 2001-2006: Bachelor in Pedagogics and Methods of Secondary Education, English and World Literature, Practical Psychology in Educational Institutions, Gorlivka State Pedagogical Institute for Foreign Languages, Ukraine


Tags: Comprehending and learning from text, Education


  • Rydland, Veslemøy & Kucherenko, Svitlana (2013). “Commuting”: How Linguistic Diversity Is Made Relevant in Young Bilingual Girls’ Identity Negotiations. In Bjørnestad, Elisabeth & Stray, Janicke Heldal (Ed.), New Voices in Norwegian Educational Research. Brill|Sense. ISSN 978-94-6209-462-8.

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  • Kucherenko, Svitlana; Rydland, Veslemøy & Grøver, Vibeke (2019). Book sharing with young dual language learners in preschool.
  • Grøver, Vibeke; Rydland, Veslemøy; Kucherenko, Svitlana & Sandøy, Mari Hustad (2016). Enhancing vocabulary development in young bilingual learners through text talk in school and at home.

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Published Oct. 3, 2013 12:32 PM - Last modified Sep. 23, 2016 2:37 PM