Social Injustice in Learning of Second Language Among Immigrant Children: Comparative analysis of Finland and Tanzania

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Abstract

This is a comparative ethnographic research comparing the the learning of the national language of the host countries in Finland and Tanzania by elementary schools. Opinions are collected from nine teachers drawn from Tanzanian International Schools attended by expats’ children through structured interviews. Also, two In-Depth Interviews targeting Tanzanian Swahili language teachers at the international schools was conducted using narration approach. The study uses MAXQDA to comparatively analyze the findings of fourteen research articles on immigrant pupils’ learning trajectory and challenges of the Finnish language as a second language in Finland, and gathered information from this study’s survey is used to analyze the use of Kiswahili as a second language in Tanzania. The research focuses on a comparative analysis of the learning and use of official languages of the host countries as second languages used in facilitating learning among primary school learners. The official language in Finland is Finnish whereas the official language in Tanzania is Kiswahili.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNorth Marcedonia
PublisherGeneris Publishing
Number of pages52
ISBN (Print)979-8-88676-019-4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2022
MoEC publication typeC1 Separate scientific books

Field of science

  • General and teacher education

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