QuiCC - Quality in Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Quality in Culturally Diverse Classrooms explores the factor of cultural diversity and multilingualism in Nordic classrooms.

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Classrooms around the globe becoming more and more diversed, both in terms of cultural background and languages spoken in the classrooms. QuiCC (Quality in Culturally Diversed Classrooms) is a small-scale qualitative project which aims to explore what constitutes quality in teaching in relation to culturally diverse/plurilingual students in Nordic classrooms.

The study makes use of existing data produced by projects within the QUINT research centre, mainly video data from LISA Nordic  Study (Linking Instruction & Student Achievement”.

The group is interested in following:

  • How are teachers making use of multiple languages that students bring to the classroom as their mother tongue? ​
  •  How are multiple languages presented by teachers in the classroom? ​
  • How are plurilingual students supported in their learning?  ​
  • What does scaffolding mean in multicultural classrooms? ​
  • How does the classroom environment stimulate the student as a language learner (additional language)?

This project is part of the theme one “Studying teaching quality” within QUINT.

Published Aug. 12, 2020 12:52 PM - Last modified Apr. 25, 2022 9:12 AM


Principal Investigators

Professor Hermína Gunnþórsdóttir
University of Akureyri

Associate Professor Anna Slotte
University of Helsinki



Detailed list of participants