The discursive construction of learning in a multiethnic school: perspectives from non-immigrant students

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intercultural training

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english

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The discursive construction of learning in a multiethnic school: perspectives from non-immigrant students

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This paper provides data from individual interviews conducted with 15 and 16 year-old non-immigrant students from a highly multiethnic secondary urban school in Barcelona, Spain. In this school, mixed classrooms (immigrant and local) and small linguistically heterogeneous working groups are frequent in the mathematics lessons. The focus is on the non-immigrant students’ perspectives on the notion of learning. Findings show that these students interpret certain whole-class and small-group interactions among local and immigrant students as not constitutive of learning. In particular, I explore some of the meanings associated with the representation of the multiethnic classroom as a conflictive place for learning.

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http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/content/k0qq2342241k6724/?p=d92f1824d93b417d857ec7efb30603bf&pi=0

reference

Nuria Planas

Intercultural Education
Volume 18, Number 1/March 2007
ISSN: 1467-5986 (Print) 1469-8439 (Online)

Pages 1-14

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