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Offering research education for in-service language teachers

Bardel, Camilla; Erickson, Gudrun; Granfeldt, Jonas LU and Rosén, Christina (2017) In Language Teaching 50(2). p.290-293
Abstract (Swedish)
Since 2008, the Swedish government has launched occasional offers of funding for graduate schools aimed at practising teachers. The fundamental purpose of this initiative is to enhance quality in the Swedish school system by implementing what is stated in the Education Act, namely that education at all levels should be based upon scientific knowledge and evidencebasedexperience. The Swedish Research Council has been given the task to allocate funding to universities interested in implementing the reform by offering graduate schools within different academic domains. Strict selection has been applied when evaluating the proposals submitted.In June 2011 the graduate school FRAM (Swedish acronym referring to Foreign language education [De... (More)
Since 2008, the Swedish government has launched occasional offers of funding for graduate schools aimed at practising teachers. The fundamental purpose of this initiative is to enhance quality in the Swedish school system by implementing what is stated in the Education Act, namely that education at all levels should be based upon scientific knowledge and evidencebasedexperience. The Swedish Research Council has been given the task to allocate funding to universities interested in implementing the reform by offering graduate schools within different academic domains. Strict selection has been applied when evaluating the proposals submitted.In June 2011 the graduate school FRAM (Swedish acronym referring to Foreign language education [De främmande språkens didaktik]) was granted funding for 2012–2014. While Swedish as a first language (L1) and second language (L2) had been targeted in previous rounds, FRAM was the first national graduate school focusing on foreign languages. In contrast to English, the conditions for the second foreign languages offered in lower and upper secondary school (mainly French, German and Spanish) are problematic regarding status, motivation and attained levels of proficiency (Hyltenstam & Österberg 2010). This situation was taken into account in the design of the research school. (Less)
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Language Teaching
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50
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290 - 293
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Cambride University Press, Cambridge
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0261-4448
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10.1017/S026144481600046X
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  abstract     = {Since 2008, the Swedish government has launched occasional offers of funding for graduate schools aimed at practising teachers. The fundamental purpose of this initiative is to enhance quality in the Swedish school system by implementing what is stated in the Education Act, namely that education at all levels should be based upon scientific knowledge and evidencebasedexperience. The Swedish Research Council has been given the task to allocate funding to universities interested in implementing the reform by offering graduate schools within different academic domains. Strict selection has been applied when evaluating the proposals submitted.In June 2011 the graduate school FRAM (Swedish acronym referring to Foreign language education [De främmande språkens didaktik]) was granted funding for 2012–2014. While Swedish as a first language (L1) and second language (L2) had been targeted in previous rounds, FRAM was the first national graduate school focusing on foreign languages. In contrast to English, the conditions for the second foreign languages offered in lower and upper secondary school (mainly French, German and Spanish) are problematic regarding status, motivation and attained levels of proficiency (Hyltenstam & Österberg 2010). This situation was taken into account in the design of the research school.},
  author       = {Bardel, Camilla and Erickson, Gudrun and Granfeldt, Jonas and Rosén, Christina},
  issn         = {0261-4448},
  language     = {swe},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {290--293},
  publisher    = {Cambride University Press, Cambridge},
  series       = {Language Teaching},
  title        = {Offering research education for in-service language teachers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S026144481600046X},
  volume       = {50},
  year         = {2017},
}